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Jones, Bernard Mouat (1882–1953), chemist and university administrator, was born in Streatham on 27 November 1882, the fourth son of Alexander Mouat Jones, wine merchant, and his wife, Martha Eleanor Brinjes. He was educated at Queen's College, Streatham (1890–95), and at Dulwich College...

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Jones, Sir Brynmor (1903–1989), chemist and university administrator, was born at 4 Roberts Lane, Rhos, Denbighshire, on 20 September 1903, the son of William Edward Jones, an assistant schoolmaster at a county council school, and his wife, Hannah Jane, née Roberts. A native Welsh speaker, he was educated at local schools, ...

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Linnett, John Wilfrid [Jack] (1913–1975), chemist and university administrator, was born on 3 August 1913 at 4 Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, the only child of Alfred Thirlby Linnett, works accountant in the Rover car company, and his wife, Ethel Mary, typist, daughter of ...

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George Downing Liveing (1827–1924) by Olive Edis, 1923 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Liveing, George Downing (1827–1924), chemist, was born on 21 December 1827 at Nayland, Suffolk, the eldest son of Edward Liveing, surgeon, and his wife, Catherine, the only daughter of George Downing, of Lincoln's Inn, barrister. He entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1847, and graduated as eleventh wrangler in the 1850 mathematical tripos. The following year he read for the natural sciences tripos, the first year of its establishment, during which he studied line spectra under ...

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Murphy, Alfred John (1901–1980), metallurgist and academic administrator, was born on 26 February 1901 at Deansgate Lane, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire, the son of William Murphy, journeyman iron turner and his wife, Martha Ann Goodier. He attended Altrincham high school to 1917 before graduating from ...

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Murray, Dame (Alice) Rosemary (1913–2004), chemist and university administrator, was born on 28 July 1913 at South Leigh Cottage, South Leigh, Warblington, Hampshire, the eldest of six children (three daughters and three sons) of Lieutenant (later Vice-Admiral) Arthur John Layard Murray (1886–1959), naval officer, and his wife, ...

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Raikes, Humphrey Rivaz (1891–1955), chemist and university administrator, was born on 14 July 1891 at Ide Hill, Kent, the third son of Canon Walter Allan Raikes, vicar of Goudhurst, and his wife, Catherine Amelia, daughter of William Cotton Oswell (1818–1893), an explorer and elephant hunter in ...

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Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe (1833–1915) by Horatio Nelson King © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roscoe, Sir Henry Enfield (1833–1915), chemist and university administrator, was born on 7 January 1833 in London at 10 Powis Place, off Great Ormond Street, the first of two children of Henry Roscoe (1800–1836), legal writer and biographer, and Maria Fletcher (1798–1885), daughter of ...

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Taylor, Sir Thomas Weston Johns (1895–1953), chemist and university administrator, was born in Little Ilford, Essex, on 2 October 1895, the only son of Thomas George Taylor, accountant, and his wife, Alice Bessie Aston Johns. He was educated at the City of London School...