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Britton, James Nimmo (1908–1994), educationist, was born on 5 May 1908 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, the second of the four children of James Nimmo Britton (1873–1945), Baptist minister, and his wife, Elsie Clare (1884–1956), daughter of the Revd William Slater, Baptist minister in Lincoln...

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Mactavish, John McKenzie (1871–1938), shipwright and educationist, was born in the Scottish fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, on 18 July 1871, the son of Alexander Mactavish, a carpenter, and his wife, Euphemia McKenzie. He had no formal schooling beyond the elementary level but he did much to educate himself, and even in his early years in ...

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Rosen, Harold (1919–2008), educationist, was born on 25 June 1919 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA, the only son and third child of Morris (Moshe) Rosen (1878–1950), shoe worker and trade unionist, and his wife, Rose, née Hyams (1882–1956), a disabled garment worker and communist activist. His parents were both Jewish; his father was born in ...

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Sheepshanks, Mary Ryott (1872–1960), educationist, feminist, and internationalist, was born on 25 October 1872 at Bilton vicarage, near Harrogate, Yorkshire, the second of the thirteen surviving children of John Sheepshanks (1834–1912), later bishop of Norwich, and his wife, Margaret Ryott (1852–1943), a descendant of ...