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Scientists


384 People in group

Sir John Walker

Sir John Walker

1941-
Chemist; Founding Director, Medical Research Council - Mitochondrial Biology Unit
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nathaniel Wallich

Nathaniel Wallich

1786-1854
Botanist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham

Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham

1843-1919
Cricketer, Entomologist and politician; MP for West Norfolk
Sitter in 7 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Owen Haddon Wansbrough-Jones

1905-1982
Chemist and industrialist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward

Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward

1791-1868
Botanist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Richard Watson

Richard Watson

1737-1816
Cleric and chemist
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth

Sir Vincent Brian Wigglesworth

1889-1994
Entomologist and Professor of Biology
Sitter in 7 portraits
Robert Wight

Robert Wight

1796-1872
Botanist
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Frederick James Wilkins

died 1965
Scientist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

1921-1996
Chemist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Ian Wilmut

Sir Ian Wilmut

1944-
Geneticist and principal investigator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Benjamin Wilson

Benjamin Wilson

1721-1788
Portrait painter and scientist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 43 portraits
George Wilson

George Wilson

1630-1711
Chemist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Harry Egerton Wimperis

Harry Egerton Wimperis

1876-1960
Scientist, engineer, inventor
Sitter in 5 portraits
William Withering

William Withering

1741-1799
Physician and botanist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Arnold Whittaker Wolfendale

Sir Arnold Whittaker Wolfendale

1927-2020
Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Durham and Astronomer Royal
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Hyde Wollaston

William Hyde Wollaston

1766-1828
Physiologist, chemist and physicist
Sitter in 8 portraits
Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester

Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester

1601-1667
Royalist and inventor
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Almroth Edward Wright

Sir Almroth Edward Wright

1861-1947
Bacteriologist
Sitter in 3 portraits

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