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Helen Bosanquet (1860–1925) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bosanquet [née Dendy], Helen (1860–1925), social theorist and social reformer, was born in Manchester on 10 February 1860. She was the youngest daughter and the fifth child in the family of five sons and four daughters of the Revd John Dendy, who had been a nonconformist minister, and then became a businessman in ...

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Simey [née Todd], Margaret Bayne, Lady Simey (1906–2004), social scientist and local politician, was born on 4 January 1906 at Stepps, Cadder, Glasgow, the only daughter in the family of three children of John Aiton Todd, solicitor and educationist, and his wife, ...

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Michael Dunlop Young, Baron Young of Dartington (1915–2002) by Catherine Shakespeare Lane, 1997 Catherine Shakespeare Lane; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Young, Michael Dunlop, Baron Young of Dartington (1915–2002), sociologist and social entrepreneur, was born at The Cottage, Nursery Avenue, Hale, Cheshire, on 9 August 1915, the son of (Ernest) Gibson Young, an impoverished violinist turned journalist, who at the time of his son's birth was employed as an electrical engineer's correspondent, and his wife, ...