Armstrong, Henry Edward (1848–1937), chemist and educational reformer, was born on 6 May 1848 at Caroline Place, Avenue Road, Lewisham, Kent, the eldest son of Richard Armstrong (1827–1884), a commission agent and importer, and his wife, Mary Ann Biddle. He was educated at ...
E. H. Rodd
revised by W. H. Brock
Maker: Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
R. H. Vetch
revised by James Falkner
Donnelly, Sir John Fretcheville Dykes (1834–1902), army officer and promoter of scientific education, born in the Bay of Bombay on 2 July 1834, was the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Donnelly (1802–1881), deputy adjutant-general of the Bombay army, and from 1851 staff captain and afterwards staff officer at the ...
Michael H. Price
Fletcher, William Charles (1865–1959), mathematician and schools inspector, was born on 13 May 1865 at 14 St Mary's Place, Bury, Lancashire, the son of George Fletcher, Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Ellen, née Highfield. His father was governor of the Wesleyan Theological College, Richmond...
Hicks, William Mitchinson (1850–1934), physicist and campaigner for higher education, was born on 23 September 1850 in Launceston, Cornwall, the son of Samuel Hicks, a schoolmaster, and Elizabeth Mitchinson. He went to school at Nelson House, Devonport, and was also tutored privately. He was awarded a scholarship and entered ...
R. C. Johnson and E. A. Johnson
Jackson, Daphne Frances (1936–1991), physicist and champion of women in science and engineering, was born on 23 September 1936 at 34 Willesden Avenue, Peterborough, the only daughter and second child of Albert Henry Jackson (1893–1951), an engineering fitter and turner, and Frances Ethel, formerly Elliott (1897–1985)...
Harvey W. Becher
Peacock, George (1791–1858), mathematician and university reformer, was born on 9 April 1791 at Thornton Hall, Denton, near Darlington, co. Durham, one of eight children and the youngest of five sons of Thomas Peacock, perpetual curate and schoolmaster at Denton. He attended Sedbergh School...
Maker: Samuel Lane
Reynolds, John Henry (1842–1927), promoter of technological education, was born in Salford, Lancashire, on 8 February 1842, the son and eldest of eleven children of John Reynolds, a bootmaker, and his wife, Sarah, née Hilton. He attended the Lower Mosley Street day school of the ...
W. F. Spear
revised by Ian St John
Samuelson, Sir Bernhard, first baronet (1820–1905), ironmaster and promoter of technical education, was the eldest of the six sons of Samuel Henry Samuelson (1789–1863), merchant, and his wife, Sarah Hertz (d. 1875). He was born at Hamburg on 22 November 1820 during a visit of his mother to the city. In his infancy his father settled at ...
Smith, Sir Swire (1842–1918), promoter of technical education, was born on 4 March 1842 at Wagon Fold, Keighley, Yorkshire, the elder son of the four children of George Smith (1812–1902), a machine maker, and his wife, Mary Swire, of yeoman stock. He was educated at the local national school and at ...