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Alexander, Sir Kenneth John Wilson [Ken] (1922–2001), economist, university administrator, and public servant, was born on 14 March 1922 at 12 Kilmaurs Terrace, Edinburgh, the only son of William Wilson Alexander (1888–1930), lawyer, and his wife, Mary Logan Grahame, née Wilson (1888–1975), tailoress. He won a scholarship to ...

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Burrows, Christine Mary Elizabeth (1872–1959), educationist and college head, was born at New Street, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, on 4 January 1872. She was the only and posthumous child of Henry Parker Burrows (1833–1871), a partner in Langton Burrows Breweries, Maidenhead, and his wife, ...

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Christine Mary Elizabeth Burrows (1872–1959) by unknown photographer Principal and Fellows of St Hilda's College, Oxford

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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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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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Keir, Sir David Lindsay (1895–1973), historian and university administrator, was born on 22 May 1895 at Bellingham, Northumberland, the eldest in the family of two sons and three daughters of the Revd William Keir, Presbyterian minister, of Aberuthven, Perthshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Craig...

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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), university teacher, administrator and 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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Morris, Charles Richard, Baron Morris of Grasmere (1898–1990), writer on philosophy and university administrator, was born on 25 January 1898 in Sutton Valence, Kent, the elder child and elder son (the younger was Sir Philip Robert Morris, educationist) of Meshach Charles Morris, inspector of schools, and his wife, ...

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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 ...

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Sloman, Sir Albert Edward (1921–2012), Hispanic scholar and university administrator, was born on 14 February 1921 at Canworthy, Warbstow, Launceston, Cornwall, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Albert Sloman (1887–1969), farmer, and his wife, Lily Fanny, ...

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Sir Albert Edward Sloman (1921–2012) by David Poole, c.1962 © David Poole PPRP ARCA; courtesy of the University of Essex

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Thomson, David (1817–1880), physicist and university teacher, was born on 17 November 1817 in the Italian city state of Leghorn, the eldest son of David Thomson, a Scottish merchant based in that city. Thomson received a multilingual education and attended a M. Godin's boarding-school...

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Williams, Sir David Glyndwr Tudor (1930–2009), legal scholar and university administrator, was born on 22 October 1930 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, St Peter, Carmarthen, the third child and second son of Tudor Williams (1890–1955) and his wife, Anne, or Annie, née Rees (1890–1980)...