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Blackham, Harold John (1903–2009), philosopher, humanist, and educationist, was born on 31 March 1903 at 4 Piers Road, Handsworth, near Birmingham, the only son and youngest of four children of Walter Roland Blackham (1875–1911), bookseller and publisher, and his wife, Harriet Mary, née...

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Bonwick, Theodora Ellen (1876–1928), educationist and women's rights activist, was born on 27 December 1876 at 60 Coningham Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, the daughter of William Priessnitz Bonwick, a schoolteacher, and his wife, Sarah, formerly Beddow, an executive member of the Women's Liberal Federation...

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Gould, Frederick James (1855–1938), educationist and secularist author, was born on 19 December 1855 at 17 Portland Street, Brighton, the last of the three children of William James Gould, a jeweller and part-time opera singer, and his wife, Julia, née Wilson, a dressmaker....

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Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928) by Lafayette, 1906 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor, was born at 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 30 July 1856. He was the second son (but first surviving infancy) of Robert Haldane (1805–1877), writer to the signet and a Baptist, and his second wife, ...

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William Richard Lethaby (1857–1931) by unknown photographer RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Lethaby, William Richard (1857–1931), educationist and architect, was born at Grosvenor Street, Barnstaple, on 18 January 1857, the only son and youngest of two children of Richard Pyle Lethaby (d. c.1904), of Barnstaple, and his wife, Mary Rowe Crago (d...

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Sir John Hubert Newsom (1910–1971) by Walter Bird, 1964 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Newsom, Sir John Hubert (1910–1971), educationist, was born in Glasgow on 8 June 1910, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hubert Nash Newsom and his wife, Dorothy Elliott. His brother died young. His father, having served as an army officer in ...

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Sidgwick, Arthur (1840–1920), educationist and classical scholar, was born at Skipton in Yorkshire on 9 April 1840, the fifth of six children of the Revd William Sidgwick (d. 22 May 1841), headmaster of Skipton grammar school, and his wife, Mary (née...

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Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1876–1958) by unknown photographer Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Young, Geoffrey Winthrop (1876–1958), mountaineer and educationist, was born on 25 October 1876 in London, the second son of Sir George Young, third baronet (1837–1930), and his wife, Alice Eacy (1840–1922), daughter of Evory Kennedy, a Dublin physician, and widow of Sir Alexander Hutchinson Lawrence, ...