What's New: February 2019

February 14, 2019

The February 2019 update adds 10 biographies on the lives of the urban planners responsible for the redevelopment of Britain’s cities after 1945.

From February 2019, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) offers biographies of 63,261 men and women who have shaped the British past, contained in 60,994 articles. 11,681 biographies include a portrait image of the subject —researched in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London. Read the full editorial introduction to this month’s update.

New and updated subjects - February 2019

Bor, Walter George (d. 1999),  urban planner


Burns, Sir Wilfred (d. 1984), urban planner


Chesterton, Dame Elizabeth Ursula (d. 2002), architect and planner


Copcutt, Geoffrey (d. 1997), architect and urban planner


Fidler, Alwyn Gwilym Sheppard (d. 1990), architect


Marshall, Percy Edwin Alan Johnson- (d. 1993), architect and urban planner


Pooley, Frederick [Fred] Bernard (d. 1998), architect and planner


Shankland, Colin Graham Lindsay [Graeme] (d. 1984), architect and urban planner


Smigielski, (Wladyslaw) Konrad (d. 1999), town planner


Wardley, Stanley Gordon  (d. 1965), civil engineer and town planner

The Oxford DNB is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Nearly all public libraries in England, Scotland, and Wales—and all in Northern Ireland—subscribe to the Oxford DNB. This means you can access tens of thousands of biographies, free, via your local library—anywhere, anytime. Full access to all biographies is also available by individual subscription.

 Discover a full list of entries added this year.