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Balme, David Mowbray (1912–1989), university administrator and classical scholar, was born on 8 September 1912 at Carlisle, eldest of the four children of Harold Balme (1878–1953), a surgeon, and his wife, Hilda Carr (d. 1968). He spent his first ten years in ...

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Sir (Cecil) Maurice Bowra (1898–1971) by Henry Lamb, 1952 Estate of Henry Lamb; Wadham College, Oxford

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Bowra, Sir (Cecil) Maurice (1898–1971), classical scholar and university administrator, was born in Kiukiang, China, on 8 April 1898, the son of Cecil Arthur Verner Bowra (1869–1947), a senior official in the Chinese customs service, and his wife, Ethel, née Lovibond. His childhood was exotic. Chinese servants, carousing Russian soldiers, and the endless prospect of a Japanese invasion made for a colourful upbringing. In later life he admitted that he had been '...

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Grose, Thomas Hodge (1845–1906), classicist and university administrator, born at Redruth in Cornwall on 9 November 1845, was the fourth son of James Grose, a Wesleyan minister. An elder brother, James, went to India in 1860 in the civil service, and died a member of council at ...

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Hallward, Bertrand Leslie (1901–2003), classicist, headmaster, and university administrator, was born on 24 May 1901 at 12 Norton Road, Hove, Sussex, the son of Norman Leslie Hallward (d. 1934), a member of the Indian education service, and his wife, Evelyn Alice, née...

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Livingstone, Sir Richard Winn (1880–1960), classical scholar and university administrator, was born in Liverpool on 23 January 1880, the son of the Revd Richard John Livingstone (1828–1907), vicar of Aigburth and later honorary canon of Liverpool, whose family came from Westport, co. Mayo, Ireland...

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Lockwood, Sir John Francis (1903–1965), classicist and university administrator, was born on 6 July 1903 at Preston, Lancashire, the only son and elder child of John Lockwood, stockbroker, of Preston, and his wife, Elizabeth Speight. Lockwood was educated at Preston grammar school, where he was active in sport and mountain walking. In 1922 he was awarded a classical scholarship at ...

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McCrum, Michael William (1924–2005), classicist, headmaster, and college head, was born at 3 Ashburton Road, Alverstoke, Hampshire, on 23 May 1924, the third of the four sons of Captain Cecil Robert McCrum (1892–1976), naval officer, and his wife, Ivy Hilda Constance (1891–1990), daughter of ...

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Moor, Michael (1640–1726), classical scholar and university principal, was born in Bridge Street, Dublin, the son of Patrick Moore, a Roman Catholic merchant, and his wife, Mary Dowdall of Mountown. His initial education took place in Dublin and subsequently at the College of the Oratorians...

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Raper, Robert William (1842–1915), college teacher and founder of university careers service, was born at Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire, on 9 March 1842, the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Raper (1790?–1862), of the 19th foot regiment, and his wife, Christian Mary (d. 1858), daughter of ...