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Grove, Eleanor (1826–1905), educationist, was the youngest of a large and distinguished family. She was born in Clapham, Surrey, daughter of Thomas Grove, a businessman and a devout Congregationalist, and his wife, Mary Blades. It was an educated and musical home, influenced by the ethos of the evangelical ...

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Sir James Phillips Kay- Shuttleworth, first baronet (1804–1877) by unknown engraver, pubd 1877 (after C. A. Duval) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shuttleworth, Sir James Phillips Kay-, first baronet (1804–1877), civil servant and educationist, was born James Phillips Kay on 20 July 1804 in Rochdale, Lancashire, the eldest of the six children of Robert Kay (1768-1834), cotton merchant, and his wife, Hannah née Phillips (1780-1835)...

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Williams [née Larby], Elizabeth [formerly Emily May] (1895–1986), mathematician and educationist, was born at 255 Wellington Buildings, Pimlico, London, on 29 January 1895, the second of four children of Ben Larby, a police constable, and his wife, Emily Elizabeth (née...

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Willis, Sir (Zwinglius) Frank (1890–1974), educationist and YMCA official, was born on 29 August 1890 at Stoke Green manse, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, son of Richard Elgar Willis, Congregational minister, and his wife, Edith Mary Legate. He was a foundation scholar of Ipswich School...

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Woodward, Hezekiah (1591/2–1675), educationist and divine, was born in Worcestershire, the youngest of nine children. Like most educational reformers, Woodward was critical of his own upbringing. According to the autobiographical details in his 'Of the child's portion' (1640), published in A Sons Patrimony and a Daughters Portion...