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Dunstan, Sir Wyndham Rowland (1861–1949), chemist and director of the Imperial Institute, was born at Chester on 24 May 1861, the elder son of John Dunstan, constable and governor of Chester Castle, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of (Philip) Cipriani Hambley Potter, principal of the ...

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Goodeve, Sir Charles Frederick (1904–1980), chemist and research administrator, was born on 21 February 1904 in Neepawa, Canada, the third of five children and the eldest of three sons of Frederick William Goodeve, an Anglican priest, and his wife, Emma Hand. When he was ten the family moved to ...

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Jones, Sir Owen Haddon Wansbrough- (1905–1982), chemist and scientific administrator, was born on 25 March 1905 at Attleborough, Norfolk, the youngest in the family of three sons and a daughter of Arthur Wansbrough-Jones, solicitor, of Long Stratton, and his wife, Beatrice Anna, daughter of ...

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Archibald Liversidge (1846–1927) by Maull & Fox © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Liversidge, Archibald (1846–1927), chemist and promoter of science in Australia, was born on 17 November 1846, at Turnham Green, Middlesex, the fourth son and eighth of nine children of John Liversidge (1810–1887), wheelwright and coachbuilder, and his wife, Caroline Sophia Jarratt (1813–1865), of ...

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Sir Henry Thomas Tizard (1885–1959) by Howard Coster, 1942 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tizard, Sir Henry Thomas (1885–1959), physical chemist and science administrator, was born on 23 August 1885 at Gillingham, Kent, the only son and third of five children of Thomas Henry Tizard (1839–1924), naval officer and hydrographer, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth (d...