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Parry, Sir Thomas (1904–1985), scholar of Welsh and academic administrator, was born at Brynawel, Carmel, Caernarvonshire, on 4 August 1904, the eldest of three children (all sons) of Richard Edwin Parry (1870–1942), a quarryman, and his wife Jane, née Williams (1877–1957), from Llangwnnadl...


Sir Albert Edward Sloman (1921–2012) by David Poole, c.1962 © David Poole PPRP ARCA; courtesy of the University of Essex


Sloman, Sir Albert Edward (1921–2012), Hispanic scholar and university administrator, was born on 14 February 1921 at Canworthy, Warbstow, Launceston, Cornwall, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Albert Sloman (1887–1969), farmer, and his wife, Lily Fanny, ...


Turner, Sir Ralph Lilley (1888–1983), orientalist and academic administrator, was born on 5 October 1888 in Charlton, London, the second of the three sons and third of the four children of George Turner (1852–1929), schoolmaster, of Cambridge, and his wife, Bertha (1857–1952), daughter of ...