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Hastings, George Woodyatt (1825–1917), social reformer and politician, was born on 28 September 1825 at 43 Foregate Street, Worcester, the second of three children, and the only son, of Sir Charles Hastings (1794–1866), physician and founder of the British Medical Association (BMA), and his wife, ...

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Serota [née Katz], Beatrice, Baroness Serota (1919–2002), politician and social reformer, was born on 15 October 1919 at 4 King's Road, St Pancras, London, the younger daughter of Alexander Katz (d. 1947), clothing wholesaler, and his wife, Milly, née Witkower. She was educated at the ...

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Beatrice Serota, Baroness Serota (1919–2002) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shaw [née McNab], Clarice Marion (1883–1946), social reformer and politician, was born at 10 Morton Street, Leith, near Edinburgh, on 22 October 1883, the eldest daughter of Thomas Charles McNab, a wire-cloth weaver, and his wife, Mary Deas Fraser. Her father was a high-profile figure in local politics, including being a director of ...

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Sir James Stansfeld (1820–1898) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stansfeld, Sir James (1820–1898), politician and social reformer, was born at Moorlands, Halifax, on 5 March 1820, the only son of James Stansfeld (1792–1872) and his wife, Emma (bap. 1793, d. 1851), daughter of the Revd John Ralph, minister of Northgate End Unitarian Chapel, Halifax...

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See Webb [née Potter], (Martha) Beatrice