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Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist  

Audrey Salkeld

Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956), mountaineer and physicist, was born at 24 Norland Square, North Kensington, London, on 16 March 1924, the elder son of Robert Benedict Bourdillon (1889–1971), scientist, and his wife, Harriet Ada Barnes. He was educated at Gresham's School, Holt, and ...


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Bourdillon, Thomas Duncan (1924–1956)  

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Thomas Duncan Bourdillon (1924–1956) by Alfred Gregory, 1953 The Royal Geographical Society, London


Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver  

R. W. Burchfield

Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993), physicist, lexicographer, and crossword solver, was born in Folkestone, Kent, on 26 January 1929, the only child of Stanley William Sykes, a borough treasurer, and his wife, Eleanor Sykes Sykes (née Bradbury). He was educated at Wallasey grammar school...


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Sykes, John Bradbury (1929–1993)  

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John Bradbury Sykes (1929–1993) by Peter Thevnor © News International Newspapers Ltd


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Tyndall, John (1820–1893)  

Maker: George Richmond


John Tyndall (1820–1893) by George Richmond, 1864 Royal Institution, London / Bridgeman Art Library


Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer  

W. H. Brock

Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer, was born on 2 August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, co. Carlow, Ireland, the son of John Tyndall (1792–1847), shoemaker, constable, and Orangeman, and his wife, Sarah Macassey (d. 1867), daughter of a farmer from Ballinabranna whose maternal ancestors were Quakers....