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Badew, Richard (d. 1361), university principal and founder of University Hall, Cambridge, was born, towards the close of the thirteenth century, into an established knightly family which took its name from Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex, where it had estates dispersed among several neighbouring villages. According to ...

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Cashmore, Hilda (1876–1943), university teacher and welfare worker, was born on 22 August 1876 at Norton House, Norton Malreward, Somerset, the fifth of a family of six sisters. Her father was Samuel Cashmore, a merchant, and her mother was Mary, formerly Edmunds. She early became interested in political and social issues, her father being a Liberal and a free-trader. The sisters discussed politics as children and were active in local election campaigns. After an education at home in ...

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Anne Jemima Clough (1820–1892) by Sir William Blake Richmond, 1882 The Principal and Fellows, Newnham College, Cambridge

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Clough, Anne Jemima (1820–1892), college head and promoter of women's education, was born in Liverpool on 20 January 1820, the third child and only daughter of James Butler Clough (1784–1844), cotton merchant, and his wife, Anne (d. 1860), daughter of John Perfect...

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Cour, Ethel Maud De la (1869–1957), college head and soroptimist, was born in Edinburgh on 6 December 1869, the daughter of Lauritz Ulrich De la Cour, a foreign merchant, and his wife, Alice-Maria. Educated at Madame Froebel's school, Edinburgh, and at a finishing school at ...

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D'Aeth, Frederic George (1875–1940), social administrator and lecturer in social work, was born on 1 July 1875 at 4 Hydeside Terrace, Edmonton, Middlesex, the fourth of seven children of Alfred D'Aeth, a clerk in the Bank of England, and his wife, Elizabeth Gosling...

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Dahrendorf, Ralf Gustav, Baron Dahrendorf (1929–2009), sociologist, politician, and university administrator, was born on 1 May 1929 in Hamburg, the older son of Gustav Dietrich Dahrendorf (1901–1954), politician and company director, and his wife, Lina, née Witt (d. 1980).

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Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf (1929–2009) by unknown photographer, 1980 Library of the London School of Economics, IMAGELIBRARY/81

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Dun [Dune, Dunne], Patrick (bap. 1581, d. 1652), college head and benefactor, was baptized on 23 July 1581 at St Nicholas Church, New Aberdeen, the son of Andrew Dun, a burgess of the city. It is likely that he attended Aberdeen grammar school...

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Fogerty, Elsie (1865–1945), founder and principal of the Central School of Speech and Drama, was born at Sydenham, London, on 16 December 1865, the daughter of Joseph Fogerty (d. 1899), engineer and architect, of Dublin, and his wife, Hannah Cochrane (d...

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Elsie Fogerty (1865–1945) by Reginald Grenville Eves, 1937 © reserved; reproduced by courtesy of Central School of Speech and Drama, Embassy Theatre, London

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Hadow, Grace Eleanor (1875–1940), college head and social worker, was born on 9 December 1875 at South Cerney vicarage, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the youngest child and fourth daughter of William Elliot Hadow (1826–1906), vicar of South Cerney, and his wife, Mary Lang (...

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Higgins, Ellen Charlotte (1871–1951), college head and feminist, was born at 12 Trinity Square, Brixton, London, on 14 August 1871 (she was always reticent about the date of her birth). Her parents, Henry Bell Higgins, a publisher, and his wife, Margaret Hay, who were both of Scottish descent, sent her to ...

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Lupton, Roger (1456–1540), college head and founder of Sedbergh School, was born in July 1456 in the parish of Sedbergh, Yorkshire, possibly the son of Thomas Lupton. He was at King's College, Cambridge, from 1479 until at least 1484; he was admitted BCnL in 1484 and in DCnL in 1504. He was probably employed in the ...

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Phelps, Lancelot Ridley (1853–1936), college head and authority on social administration, the third son of Thomas Prankerd Phelps, rector of Ridley, Kent, and honorary canon of Rochester Cathedral, and his wife, Laura, fourth daughter of Sir Percival Hart Dyke, fifth baronet, was born at ...

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Lancelot Ridley Phelps (1853–1936) by Briton Riviere, 1916 courtesy of the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, Oxford

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Robertson, Hannah (1862–1950), educationist and promoter of higher education for women, was born at St Peter Street, Peterhead, Aberdeen, on 5 November 1862, the fourth of six remarkable sisters, daughters of Francis Robertson, who had a shipbuilding business, and his wife, Hannah Smith...

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Russell [née Stewart], Katherine Frances [Kit] (1909–1998), social worker and university teacher, was born at 20 Southwell Gardens, Kensington, London, on 6 April 1909, the eldest of the four daughters and second of the seven children of Sir Francis Hugh (Frank) Stewart (1869–1921)...

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Sheavyn, Phoebe Ann Beale (1865–1968), literary scholar and feminist, was born on 16 September 1865 in Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire. Her birth was registered nearly six weeks later by her mother, Jane Elizabeth Sheavyn, née Farmer. Her father, William Sale Sheavyn, was a draper in ...

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Stansfeld, Margaret (1860–1951), college head and promoter of physical education for girls, was born on 10 March 1860 in Church Street, Edmonton, Middlesex, to Mary, daughter of James Fallon, and her husband, James Stansfeld, a master baker. Little is known of Stansfeld's early life other than that her father died young leaving a large family with limited means, and that ...