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Browne, Sheila Jeanne (1924–2015), French scholar, educationist, and college head, was born at Kingshill, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, on Christmas Day 1924, the only daughter of Edward Elliott Browne (1885–1959), schoolmaster, later headmaster, and his wife Esme Lilian, née Lush (...

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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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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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Spencer, John (bap. 1630, d. 1693), college head and Hebraist, was baptized in Boughton under Bleane, Kent, on 31 October 1630, possibly the son of Adam Spencer, fellmonger. He became a king's scholar at King's School, Canterbury. From the age of fourteen he lived mainly in or near ...

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(Joan) Pernel Strachey (1876–1951) by Ray Strachey, 1921 [Strachey sisters [left to right]: Philippa Strachey (1872-1968) and ] © Estate of the Artist's Daughter / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Strachey, (Joan) Pernel (1876–1951), college head and French scholar, was born on 14 March 1876 at Stowey House, Clapham Common. She was the eighth of ten surviving children (five daughters) of Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Strachey (1817–1908), Indian administrator and president of the Royal Geographical Society...