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Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant  

Rosemary O'Day

Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant, was born on 30 August 1857 at Cleveland Villa, Station Road, Cambridge, the son of William Owen Aves (1815–1858), tailor and woollen draper, and his wife, Mary Ann Coales (1817–1865). He was educated in ...

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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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Busia, Kofi Abrefa (1913–1978), sociologist and politician  

Richard Rathbone

Busia, Kofi Abrefa (1913–1978), sociologist and politician, was born on 14 April or 11 July 1913 (he stated 11 July) at Wenchi, in the Asante region of the Gold Coast. He was the son of Yaw Bosea, a prominent member of the royal ...

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Coates, Kenneth Sidney [Ken] (1930–2010), sociologist and politician  

John Palmer

Coates, Kenneth Sidney [Ken] (1930–2010), sociologist and politician, was born at 41 Cruso Street, Leek, Staffordshire, on 16 September 1930, the son of Eric Arthur Coates, municipal engineer and local government surveyor, and his wife, Mary, née Griffiths. His father's work took him and his family to ...

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Cockburn [née Ellis], Cynthia Kay (1934–2019), sociologist, peace campaigner, and feminist  

Ann Oakley

Cockburn [née Ellis], Cynthia Kay (1934–2019), sociologist, peace campaigner, and feminist, was born at Anmer, Brownhills, Rothley, Leicestershire, on 24 July 1934, the daughter of Shirley Russell Ellis (1905–1991), sewing thread manufacturer, and his wife Constance Howard, née King...

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Hirst, Paul Quentin (1946–2003), social and political theorist  

Bernard Crick

Hirst, Paul Quentin (1946–2003), social and political theorist, was born on 20 May 1946 at the maternity home, Holberton, Devon, the son of Henry (Harry) Hirst, a fitter in the motor trade and later a manager at the royal dockyard, Plymouth, and his non-practising Jewish wife, ...

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Hogge, James Myles [formerly James-Miles] (1873–1928), social researcher and politician  

Gordon F. Millar

Hogge, James Myles [formerly James-Miles] (1873–1928), social researcher and politician, was born on 19 April 1873 at 4 St Cuthbert's Lane, Edinburgh, the son of Robert Hogg, a journeyman tailor, and his wife, Mary-Ann-Grameleslay Miles. He later changed the spelling of his middle name and surname. He was educated at the ...

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Hutchins, Elizabeth Leigh (1858–1935), social investigator and socialist  

Carolyn Malone

Hutchins, Elizabeth Leigh (1858–1935), social investigator and socialist, was born on 20 April 1858 at 25 Hanover Square, London, the daughter of Frederick Leigh Hutchins, a solicitor, and his wife, Emily Every. Little is known about her early years. Privately educated, she later attended ...

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McGregor, Oliver Ross, Baron McGregor of Durris (1921–1997), social scientist and public servant  

Robert Pinker

McGregor, Oliver Ross, Baron McGregor of Durris (1921–1997), social scientist and public servant, was born at Durris, Kincardineshire, on 25 August 1921, the only child of William McGregor, farmer, and his wife, Anne Olivia, née Ross. He was educated at Worksop College, Aberdeen University...

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McIntosh, Mary Susan (1936–2013), sociologist, feminist, and campaigner for gay rights  

J. Weeks

McIntosh, Mary Susan (1936–2013), sociologist, feminist, and campaigner for gay rights, was born on 13 March 1936 at New End Hospital, Hampstead, London, the younger child of Albert William (Mac) McIntosh (1904–1994), a businessman who later became professor of marketing at the London Business School...

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Runciman, Walter Garrison [Garry], third Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1934–2020), businessman, sociologist, and public servant  

Anthony Heath

Runciman, Walter Garrison [Garry], third Viscount Runciman of Doxford (1934–2020), businessman, sociologist, and public servant, was born on 10 November 1934 at the London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, the only son of Squadron Leader (Walter) Leslie Runciman (1900–1989), from ...

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Simey [née Todd], Margaret Bayne, Lady Simey (1906–2004), social scientist and local politician  

Terry Philpot

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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Smith, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (1864–1945)  

Maker: Walter Stoneman

Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith (1864–1945) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (1864–1945), civil servant and social investigator  

Roger Davidson

Smith, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (1864–1945), civil servant and social investigator, was born in Bristol on 17 April 1864. Of middle-class Quaker extraction, he was the youngest son of Samuel Wyatt Smith, a partner in a wholesale tea business, and his wife, Louisa, daughter of ...

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Tuck, Mary (1928–1996)  

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Mary Tuck (1928–1996) by unknown photographer © reserved; News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tuck [née McDermott], Mary (1928–1996), social scientist and civil servant  

David Faulkner

Tuck [née McDermott], Mary (1928–1996), social scientist and civil servant, was born on 5 May 1928 in St Helens, Lancashire, the daughter of Stephen McDermott (1883–1929) and his wife, Theresa, née Taylor (1896–1982), both schoolteachers. Her father had been born in Ireland...