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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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Mercier, Winifred Louise (1878–1934), educationist and college head, was born on 20 May 1878 at Ilford, Essex, second daughter of Lewis Mercier (d. 1928), a stockbroker of Huguenot ancestry, and his wife, Agnes Stedman (d. 1934). Her father's failure on the ...

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Newton, Richard (1676–1753), educationist and college head, was born on 8 November 1676 at Yardley Park, Northamptonshire, the youngest son of Thomas Newton, landowner, of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Katherine (d. 1680), daughter of Martin Hervey of Weston Favell, Northamptonshire. He was educated at ...

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Reichel, Sir Henry Rudolf [Harry] (1856–1931), college head and educationist, was born on 11 October 1856 at Belfast, the second of the nine children of Charles Parsons Reichel (1816–1894), professor of Latin at Queen's College and later bishop of Meath, and his wife, ...

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Sparkes, John Charles Lewis (1832/3–1907), educationist and college head, was among the most prominent art educationists of the Victorian period. He was the son of John Sparkes, but little is known of his early life except that he was first taught by Paul Naftel...

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Dame Margaret Janson Tuke (1862–1947) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London / Oxford University Press

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Tuke, Dame Margaret Janson (1862–1947), educationist and college head, was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on 13 March 1862, the youngest of five children of James Hack Tuke (1819–1896), banker and philanthropist, and his first wife, Elizabeth Janson (d. 1869). In unpublished autobiographical notes written in 1942, she recorded that her Quaker upbringing gave her a lifelong dislike of 'any ill feeling, clique or schism', but while she dutifully attended ...

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White, Henrietta Margaret (1856–1936), educationist and college head, was born on 13 July 1856 at Charleville, Roscrea, Queen's county, Ireland, into a protestant Anglo-Irish gentry family, the second of the four children of Henry White, JP and deputy lieutenant, and his wife, Elizabeth Russell...

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Wood, Mary Hay (1868–1934), educationist and college head, was born at 267 Camden Road, Holloway, London, on 17 April 1868, the fifth daughter of Arthur John Wood (1821–1896), barrister and secretary to the statute law revision commission, and his wife, Elizabeth Nisbet Nicolson...

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Woods, Alice Augusta (1849–1941), educationist and college head, was born at Wood End, Walthamstow, Essex, on 6 August 1849, daughter of Samuel Woods, a stockbroker of Quaker origin, and his wife, Emma King. She was educated at home. In 1875 she became assistant mistress at ...