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Brosan, George Stephen (1921–2001), engineer and educational administrator, was born on 8 August 1921 in Budapest, Hungary, the only child of Rudolph Brosan, an architect, and his wife, Margaret. They moved to England in 1922. Brosan went from Kilburn grammar school to Faraday House Electrical Engineering College...

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Chilver, (Amos) Henry, Baron Chilver (1926–2012), structural engineer and university administrator, was born on 30 October 1926 at 396 Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, the eldest of three sons of Amos Henry (Moss) Chilver (1896–1983), cabinet-maker, and his wife, Annie Ellen, née Mack (1900–1982)...

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Christopherson, Sir Derman Guy (1915–2000), engineer and university administrator, was born on 6 September 1915 in Plumstead, south-east London, the only son of the Revd Derman Christopherson (1875–c.1943), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Edith Frances, née Leighton (c...

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Horlock, Sir John Harold (1928–2015), engineer and university administrator, was born on 19 April 1928 at 16 The Broadway, Edmonton, Middlesex, the son of Harold Edgar Horlock (1894–1971), and his wife, Olive Margaret, née Kissner (1893–1989). His father ran an undertaker’s business which had been in the family for several generations. After attending local primary schools ...

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Pye, Sir David Randall (1886–1960), mechanical engineer and academic administrator, was born on 29 April 1886 in Hampstead, London, the sixth of the seven children of William Arthur Pye, wine merchant, and his wife, Margaret Thompson, daughter of James Burns Kidston, writer to the signet, of ...

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Robertson, Andrew (1883–1977), mechanical engineer and academic administrator, was born on 30 January 1883 at Fleetwood, Lancashire, the youngest in the family of five sons and one daughter of James Robertson, marine engineer, of Fleetwood, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of another Robertson...

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Saunders, Sir Owen Alfred (1904–1993), engineer and university administrator, was born on 24 September 1904 at 53 Rudloe Road, Streatham, London, the only son of Alfred George Saunders (1877–1954), engineer, and his wife, Margaret Ellen (1877–1935), daughter of David Jones, believed to have been descended from ...