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Sir Carleton Kemp Allen (1887–1966) by Walter Stoneman, 1945 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allen, Sir Carleton Kemp (1887–1966), jurist and warden of Rhodes House, was born on 7 September 1887 in Carlton, Melbourne, the youngest of the three sons of the Revd William Allen, nonconformist minister, whose own father, a civil engineer, had emigrated from England...

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Barclay, Thomas (c. 1570–1632), jurist, was born in Aberdeen of unknown parents. He was sent to Bordeaux in the 1580s to study the Latin and Greek humanities and philosophy at the municipal Collège de Guyenne. This was one of the leading schools in ...

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Bowett, Sir Derek William (1927–2009), jurist and college head, was born on 20 April 1927 at Denison House maternity home, Victoria Park, Rusholme, near Manchester, the son of Arnold William Bowett (1900–1961), a commercial traveller, and his first wife, Marion, née Wood (1898/9–1948)...

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Clark, Edwin Charles (1835–1917), jurist and university teacher, was born on 5 November 1835 in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, the son of Edwin Clark, farmer, of Ellenthorp Hall, Boroughbridge, and his wife Mary née Stott. Since Clark's mother and siblings died when he was quite young, his father was his '...

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Sir Zelman Cowen (1919–2011) by Wes Walters, 2000 © National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Gift of Marc Besen AO and Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE 2000

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Cowen, Sir Zelman (1919–2011), legal scholar, governor-general of Australia, and college head, was born Zelman Cohen on 7 October 1919 in St Kilda, Melbourne, the only son of Bernard Cohen, later Cowen (1892–1975), businessman, and his wife Sara, née Granat (1893–1989). In March 1922 his father changed his surname by deed poll. Both families were part of the mass exodus of Jews from tsarist ...

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Gibb, Andrew Dewar (1888–1974), jurist and Scottish nationalist, was born at the High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 13 February 1888, the son of William Fletcher Gibb (1855/6–1923), medical doctor, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Walker (1860/61–1948). He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond...

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Wade, Sir (Henry) William Rawson (1918–2004), jurist and college head, was born on 16 January 1918 at 24 Devonshire Street, London, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Oswald Wade (d. 1941) of the 6th West Yorkshire regiment (in civilian life a solicitor) and his wife, ...