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Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (1865-1940), Historian, politician and warden of New College, Oxford

Sitter in 23 portraits
Historian and politician. Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher came from a noted intellectually and artistically gifted family; one of his aunts was Julia Margaret Cameron and his cousins included Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He excelled at Oxford alongside fellow student and lifelong friend Gilbert Murray. In 1916 Fisher was elected MP for Sheffield Hallam and joined the government of David Lloyd George as President of the Board of Education. In this post he was instrumental in introducing the 1918 Education Act, which made school attendance compulsory for children up to the age of fourteen. Equally influential was his A History of Europe (1935) written after he had returned to Oxford to be Warden of New College in 1926.

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x167552

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x167552

x74706

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 29 February 1924
NPG x74706

Ax141817

Harold Trevor Baker; Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, late 1924
NPG Ax141817

x90711

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print, 1930s
NPG x90711

x5191

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
matte bromide print on photographer's card mount, circa 1930
NPG x5191

x5192

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
matte bromide print on photographer's card mount, circa 1930
NPG x5192

x5193

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned bromide print on photographer's card mount, circa 1930
NPG x5193

x5194

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print on photographer's card mount, circa 1930
NPG x5194

x21925

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x21925

x167553

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1931
NPG x167553

x158109

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158109

x158110

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158110

x158111

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 1 November 1918
NPG x158111

x65668

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x65668

x65669

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x65669

x65670

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x65670

x65671

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1919
NPG x65671

x82134

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Walter Benington, for Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass copy negative, published 1927
NPG x82134

x12238

Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x12238