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Garnett, (James Clerk) Maxwell (1880–1958), educationist and peace campaigner, was born at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, on 13 October 1880, the eldest of the five children of William Garnett (1850–1932), physicist and educationist, and his wife, Rebecca Samways (1853–1945). The career of Maxwell Garnett...

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(James Clerk) Maxwell Garnett (1880–1958) by Karl Pollak, c. 1948 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Parkin, Sir George Robert (1846–1922), educationist and imperialist, was born on 8 February 1846 on a farm near Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of the thirteen children of John Parkin, a Yorkshire farmer who emigrated in 1817, and his wife, Elizabeth McLean...

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Sir George Robert Parkin (1846–1922) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London