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Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf (1929–2009) by unknown photographer, 1980 Library of the London School of Economics, IMAGELIBRARY/81

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Dahrendorf, Ralf Gustav, Baron Dahrendorf (1929–2009), sociologist, politician, and university administrator, was born on 1 May 1929 in Hamburg, the older son of Gustav Dietrich Dahrendorf (1901–1954), politician and company director, and his wife, Lina, née Witt (d. 1980).

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Lancelot Ridley Phelps (1853–1936) by Briton Riviere, 1916 courtesy of the Provost and Fellows of Oriel College, Oxford

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Phelps, Lancelot Ridley (1853–1936), college head and authority on social administration, the third son of Thomas Prankerd Phelps, rector of Ridley, Kent, and honorary canon of Rochester Cathedral, and his wife, Laura, fourth daughter of Sir Percival Hart Dyke, fifth baronet, was born at ...

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Barbara Frances Wootton, Baroness Wootton of Abinger (1897–1988) by Walter Bird, 1964 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wootton [née Adam], Barbara Frances, Baroness Wootton of Abinger (1897–1988), economist and social scientist, was born on 14 April 1897 in Cambridge, the only daughter and youngest of three children of James Adam (1860–1907), tutor at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and his wife, ...