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Davies, Sir (Robert) Rees (1938–2005), historian, was born on 6 August 1938 at Glanddwynant, Llanfor, near Llandderfel, a village in the upper Dee valley, Merioneth, the youngest of four sons of (William) Edward Davies (1904–1967), tenant farmer, and his wife, Sarah Margaret (Maggie), ...

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Huxtable, (William) John Fairchild (1912–1990), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 25 July 1912 at Ladysmith Villa, Plumpton Green, near Lewes, Sussex, where his father, Percy John Fairchild Huxtable (1883–1922), lately of West Moors Congregational Church, Devon, was minister. His mother, ...

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Nathaniel Micklem (1888–1976) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Micklem, Nathaniel (1888–1976), theologian and college head, was born at Fairlight, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury, Middlesex, on 10 April 1888, the eldest of the four sons of Nathaniel Micklem (1853–1954) QC and his wife, Ellen Ruth Curwen (1857–1952). His father, who was among the first generation of nonconformists to take degrees at ...

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Nuttall, Geoffrey Fillingham (1911–2007), Congregational minister and church historian, was born at Bryn-y-graig, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, on 8 November 1911, the younger son and second of three children of Harold Nuttall (1871–1950), general medical practitioner, and his first wife, Muriel Fillingham, ...

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Robinson, William Gordon (1903–1977), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 19 May 1903 at Garston, Liverpool, the son of Frederick Robinson (1874–1944), chief reporter and assistant editor of the Widnes Weekly News, and Helena Mary Tatlock (1877–1951), schoolteacher. He and his twin brother, ...

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Steel, Robert Walter (1915–1997), geographer and university administrator, was born in Station Road, Theale, Berkshire, on 31 July 1915, the elder son of Frederick Grabham Steel (1875–1948), Congregational minister, and his wife, Winifred Barry, née Harrison (1888–1974). After the family moved to Gorleston, Norfolk...

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Stewart, (William Alexander) Campbell (1915–1997), educationist, was born in Glasgow on 17 December 1915, the son of Thomas Stewart (d. 1920) and his wife, Helen, née Fraser, ship's matron. His family moved to London shortly after he was born, and Campbell was brought up as a ...

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Turner, Sir Ralph Lilley (1888–1983), orientalist and academic administrator, was born on 5 October 1888 in Charlton, London, the second of the three sons and third of the four children of George Turner (1852–1929), schoolmaster, of Cambridge, and his wife, Bertha (1857–1952), daughter of ...

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Williams, Sir David Glyndwr Tudor (1930–2009), legal scholar and university administrator, was born on 22 October 1930 at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, St Peter, Carmarthen, the third child and second son of Tudor Williams (1890–1955) and his wife, Anne, or Annie, née Rees (1890–1980)...