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Adams, William George Stewart (1874–1966), political scientist and college head  

Brian Harrison

Adams, William George Stewart (1874–1966), political scientist and college head, was born on 8 November 1874 at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the second son and youngest of the four children of John Adams, headmaster of St John's Grammar School, Hamilton, with Aberdonian farming ancestors, and his wife, ...

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Bailes, Alyson Judith Kirtley (1949–2016), diplomatist  

Charles Crawford

Bailes, Alyson Judith Kirtley (1949–2016), diplomatist, was born on 6 April 1949 at Withington Hospital, 20 Nell Lane, Withington, Manchester, the elder daughter and eldest of three children of John Lloyd Bailes (1922–2000) and his wife, Barbara, née Martin, both of whom were teachers. Her paternal grandfather, ...

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Barry, Brian Michael (1936–2009), social and political theorist  

Keith Dowding

Barry, Brian Michael (1936–2009), social and political theorist, was born on 7 August 1936 at the Redhill County Hospital, Edgware, London, the only child of James Frederick Barry (1910–1975), an enamelling engineer's secretary and later an insurance agent, and his wife, Doris Rose, ...

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Bennett, Sir John Wheeler Wheeler- (1902–1975), historian and expert on international affairs  

A. J. Nicholls

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Bennett, Sir John Wheeler Wheeler- (1902–1975), historian and expert on international affairs, was born on 13 October 1902, at Keston, in Kent, the youngest in the family of three sons (the first of whom died in childhood) and one daughter of John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett (1840–1926)...

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Berki, Robert Nandor (1936–1991), political scientist  

Bhikhu Parekh

Berki, Robert Nandor (1936–1991), political scientist, was born on 12 July 1936 in Budapest, the only child of Ferdinand Berki (1898–1987), a bank clerk, and his wife, Anna (1904–1977), a bank secretary. He went to the Catholic Piarista Convent School in Budapest in 1941 and stayed there until 1952. He then worked in the ...

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Berrington, Hugh Bayard (1928–2010), political scientist  

Dennis Kavanagh

Berrington, Hugh Bayard (1928–2010), political scientist, was born on 12 December 1928 at 21 Ditton Road, Surbiton, Surrey, the son of William Majilton Berrington (1895–1986), an accountant who kept the books at a local hospital, and his wife, Grace Constance, née Smith (1895–1931)...

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Boutmy, Emile Gaston (1835–1906), political scientist and commentator on British life and institutions  

H. S. Jones

Boutmy, Emile Gaston (1835–1906), political scientist and commentator on British life and institutions, was born on 13 April 1835 in Paris. He was the son of Laurent-Joseph Boutmy, a journalist and businessman who died in financial ruin in 1848. Educated at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand...

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Bull, Hedley Norman (1932–1985), scholar of international relations  

Adam Roberts

Bull, Hedley Norman (1932–1985), scholar of international relations, was born on 10 June 1932 in Englewood Hospital, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, the third and youngest child of (Joseph) Norman Bull (1891–1972), insurance broker, and his wife, Doris Annie, née Hordern (1893–1967), whose family had developed a chain of department stores in ...

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Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist  

Jean-Claude Sergeant

Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist, was born at 6 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London, on 31 May 1933, the second of three children of Joseph Jacob (Jack) Huber, consular official, and his wife, Doris May, née Fickling...

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Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957), prehistorian and labour theorist  

Peter Gathercole

Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957), prehistorian and labour theorist, was born at the rectory of St Thomas's Church in Sydney, New South Wales, on 14 April 1892, the only surviving offspring of the Revd Stephen Henry Childe (1844–1928), rector of St Thomas's Church, and his second wife, ...

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Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957)  

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(Vere) Gordon Childe (1892–1957) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crick, Sir Bernard Rowland (1929–2008)  

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Sir Bernard Rowland Crick (1929–2008) by Colin McPherson, 2003 © Colin McPherson / Corbis

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Crick, Sir Bernard Rowland (1929–2008), political scientist and biographer  

Andrew Gamble

Crick, Sir Bernard Rowland (1929–2008), political scientist and biographer, was born on 16 December 1929 at 77 Circle Gardens, Merton, London, the son of Harry Edgar Crick (d. 1968), insurance official, and his wife, Florence Clara, née Cook (1890–1986). He attended Whitgift School, Croydon...

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Drucker, Henry Matthew (1942–2002), political scientist and fund-raiser  

Jill Pellew

Drucker, Henry Matthew (1942–2002), political scientist and fund-raiser, was born on 29 April 1942 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA, the elder son of Arthur Drucker (1912–1980) and his wife, Frances (1915–2001), New Deal Democrat parents. He was at school in Rutherford where his father was the proprietor of a local department store. At ...

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Finer, Samuel Edward (1915–1993), political scientist  

Peter Pulzer

Finer, Samuel Edward (1915–1993), political scientist, was born at 17 Chapel Street, Clerkenwell, London, on 22 September 1915, the sixth and youngest child of Max Finer (1866/7–1945) and his wife, Fanny Weiner (1872/3–1945), immigrants from Romania who earned a living first as market traders and, by the time of ...

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Gilmour, Ian Hedworth John Little, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007)  

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Ian Hedworth John Little Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007) by unknown phootgrapher, 1974 © Photoshot

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Gilmour, Ian Hedworth John Little, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007), politician and author  

Simon Heffer

Gilmour, Ian Hedworth John Little, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007), politician and author, was born Ian Hedworth Gilmour on 8 July 1926 at 16 Devonshire Terrace, London, the only son (there was an older daughter) of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Little Gilmour, second baronet...

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Gutteridge, William Frank [Bill] (1919–2008), international relations scholar  

Brian Holden Reid

Gutteridge, William Frank [Bill] (1919–2008), international relations scholar, was born on 21 September 1919 at 33 Sandy Lane, Beddington, Surrey, the son of Frank Leonard Gutteridge (1891/2–1956), assistant rate collector, and his wife, Norah Conwy, née Tighe (1891–1947). He had a younger sister, ...

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Halliday, (Simon) Frederick Peter [Fred] (1946–2010), scholar of international relations  

David Styan

Halliday, (Simon) Frederick Peter [Fred] (1946–2010), scholar of international relations, was born on 22 February 1946 in Pembroke Street, Dublin, the third son of Arthur Halliday, a Yorkshire-born shoe manufacturer from a Methodist and Quaker background, and his wife, Margaret Mary (Rita), ...

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Hayward, Jack Ernest Shalom (1931–2017), political scientist  

Anand Menon and Alex May

Hayward, Jack Ernest Shalom (1931–2017), political scientist, was born in Shanghai on 18 August 1931, one of six children (four girls and two boys) of Menachem Hayward, export agent, and his wife Stella, née David, niece of the chief rabbi of Shanghai. His father, a British national, had been orphaned in ...