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Baxter [née fforde], Kathleen Mary Carver [Kay] (1904–1994), careers adviser and playwright, was born in Bulandshahar, India, on 16 September 1904, the eldest daughter of Arthur Brownlow fforde, an Indian Civil Service judge, and his wife, Mary Alice Branson. Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde...

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Brockington, Sir William Allport (1871–1959), educational administrator, was born at 62 Constitution Hill, Birmingham, on 18 June 1871, the son of Thomas Alfred Brockington (d. in or before 1898), a gold beater, and his wife, Fanny Allport. Educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Birmingham...

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Blanche Athena Clough (1861–1960) by Sir William Nicholson, 1924 Newnham College, Cambridge / photographer Michael Manni Photographic

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Clough, Blanche Athena (1861–1960), college head and educational administrator, was born at Combe Hurst in Surrey on 5 August 1861, the fourth child and second daughter of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861), poet and civil servant, and his wife, Blanche Mary Shore (b...

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Joseph Robert Diggle (1849–1917) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1892 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Diggle, Joseph Robert (1849–1917), educational administrator, was born at Canal Bank, Pendleton, Lancashire, on 12 May 1849, the youngest son of William Diggle, a warehouseman, and his wife, Nancy Ann, daughter of John Chadderton. His elder brother, John William Diggle (1847–1920), became bishop of ...

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Gater, Sir George Henry (1886–1963), educational administrator and civil servant, was born in Southampton on 26 December 1886, the son of a solicitor, William Henry Gater (1855–1942) and his wife, Ada Mary Welch (1859–1939). After attending Winchester College and New College, Oxford, where he gained a fourth in classical moderations (1907) and a second-class degree in modern history (1909), and took the diploma in education, he joined ...

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Gittins, Charles Edward (1908–1970), educational administrator, was born on 24 January 1908 at Rhostyllen, Esclusham, Wrexham, Denbighshire, the son of Charles Thomas Gittins, a colliery engine fitter, and his wife, Susannah Frances Rabbitt. He was educated initially at Bersham boys' council school and ...

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Grier, (Mary) Lynda Dorothea (1880–1967), educational administrator, was born on 3 May 1880 at Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second child of Richard Macgregor Grier (1835–1894), at that time rural dean of Rugeley and prebendary of Lichfield, and his wife, Grace Allen. She had an older brother, ...

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Hey, Spurley (1872–1930), educational administrator, was born on 31 March 1872 in Stocksbridge, Yorkshire, one of the eight children of Benjamin Smith Hey and Ann Birkenshaw. Family life was humble but secure, dominated by an intelligent but austere steelworker father and a strong-minded, caring mother. ...

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Hill, Rosamond Davenport (1825–1902), social reformer and educational administrator, born in Chelsea on 4 August 1825, was the eldest of the three daughters of Matthew Davenport Hill (1792–1872) and Margaret Bucknall (d. 1867). Her father, the first recorder of Birmingham, was the eldest child of ...

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King, Bolton (1860–1937), educational administrator and historian, was born at Chadshunt, Gaydon, near Kineton in Warwickshire, on 8 May 1860, the only son of the second marriage of his father, Edward Bolton King (1801–1878), to Louisa Palmer (1825–1920), descendant of the fourth earl of Aylesford...

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Mason, Stewart Carlton (1906–1983), educational administrator, was born on 28 February 1906 in St John's Wood, London, the only child of Carlton Willicomb Mason, musician, and his wife, Alys Kastor. Educated at Uppingham School, but denied family support because of his desire to teach, he was able to take up an exhibition at ...

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Henry Morris (1889–1961) by unknown photographer, c. 1938 [left, with two students] Archives Dept., University Library UEA, Norwich

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Morris, Henry (1889–1961), educational administrator, was born on 13 November 1889 at 131 Poulton Road, Southport, Lancashire, the fourth son and seventh of the eight children of William Morris, journeyman plumber, and his wife, Mary Ellen Mullin (d. 1901/2). His mother was Irish, a Roman Catholic until her marriage, and perhaps an influence on his early inclination to a career in the church, though she died when he was twelve. ...

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Tomlinson, John Race Godfrey (1932–2005), educationist, was born at the nursing home, Sandiway Road, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, on 24 April 1932, the only son and eldest of five children of John Angell Tomlinson, a man of independent means, and his wife, Beatrice Elizabeth Race, ...

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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...