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Academics and scholars


1391 People in group

Anthony Ashley Bevan

Anthony Ashley Bevan

1859-1933
Orientalist and biblical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hadriaan (Adrian) Beverland

Hadriaan (Adrian) Beverland

1650-1716
Humanist scholar
Sitter in 8 portraits
Alma Lillian Birk, Baroness Birk of Regent's Park

Alma Lillian Birk, Baroness Birk of Regent's Park

1917-1996
Journalist, lecturer and Labour politician; Minister of State in the Privy Council Office
Sitter in 3 portraits
Augustine Birrell

Augustine Birrell

1850-1933
Politician; MP for West Fife and Bristol North, barrister, academic and author
Sitter in 53 portraits
Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black

Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black

1913-2002
Physician and president of the Royal College of Physicians
Sitter in 3 portraits
Matthew Black

Matthew Black

1908-1994
Biblical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Eric Albert Blackall

1914-1989
Scholar and critic of German and Austrian literature
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Stuart Blackie

John Stuart Blackie

1809-1895
Classical scholar and teacher
Sitter in 14 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Donald Breadalbane Blacklock

1879-1955
Professor of Tropical Hygiene
Sitter in 1 portrait
Aylward Manley Blackman

Aylward Manley Blackman

1883-1956
Professor of Egyptology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone, Baroness Blackstone

Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone, Baroness Blackstone

1942-
Academic, university administrator, Labour politician and life peer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anthony Blackwall

Anthony Blackwall

baptised 1672-1730
Classical scholar and schoolmaster
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Blackwell

Thomas Blackwell

1701-1757
Classical scholar and historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Peter Hunter Blair

Peter Hunter Blair

1912-1982
Historian and academic; fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tom Blundell

Tom Blundell

1942-
Biologist and Professor of Biochemistry
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frederick S. Boas

Frederick S. Boas

1862-1957
Professor of History and English Literature
Sitter in 4 portraits
Samuel Bochart

Samuel Bochart

1599-1667
French Protestant biblical scholar
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Thomas Bodley

Sir Thomas Bodley

1545-1613
Diplomat and scholar
Sitter in 7 portraits
Félix Boillot (Félix de Grand' Combe)

Félix Boillot (Félix de Grand' Combe)

1880-1961
French Army Officer and Professor at Bristol University
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Ralph Bolgar

Robert Ralph Bolgar

1913-1985
Classical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Christopher Booth

Sir Christopher Booth

1924-2012
Professor of medicine and medical historian
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hon. William John Borlase-Warren-Venables-Vernon

Hon. William John Borlase-Warren-Venables-Vernon

1834-1919
Dante scholar; son of 5th Baron Vernon
Sitter in 4 portraits
George Borrow

George Borrow

1803-1881
Philologist and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Leotard Bosco (James Frederick Greathead)

Leotard Bosco (James Frederick Greathead)

1850-1895
Magician and entrepreneur
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joseph Bosworth

Joseph Bosworth

1787 or 1788-1876
Old English scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alfred Gibbs Bourne

Sir Alfred Gibbs Bourne

1859-1940
Professor of Biology and Mayor of Dartmouth
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Boutflour

Robert Boutflour

1880-1961
Professor and agriculturalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
York Bowen

York Bowen

1884-1961
Pianist, composer, Professor and Fellow, Royal Academy of Music
Sitter in 3 portraits
George Edward Bower

George Edward Bower

1877-1957 or 1958
RAF Lieutenant, professor of music and lay clerk at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Maurice Bowra

Sir Maurice Bowra

1898-1971
Classical scholar and writer
Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Charles Ralph Boxer

Charles Ralph Boxer

1904-2000
Professor of Portuguese
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sonia Boyce

Sonia Boyce

1962-
Artist and professor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Mark Alexander Boyd

Mark Alexander Boyd

1563-1601
Humanist scholar and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Robert Lewis Fullarton Boyd

1922-2004
Professor of Physics; Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Muriel Clara Bradbrook

Muriel Clara Bradbrook

1909-1993
Literary scholar
Sitter in 7 portraits
Henry Bradshaw

Henry Bradshaw

1831-1886
Librarian of Cambridge University
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Crighton Bramwell

John Crighton Bramwell

1889-1976
Physician and university professor
Sitter in 9 portraits
Gerald Brenan

Gerald Brenan

1894-1987
Writer and Hispanic scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
Guy Brett

Guy Brett

1942-
Writer on art, lecturer and exhibition organiser
Sitter in 1 portrait
Karl Herman Breul

Karl Herman Breul

1860-1932
Professor of German, University of Cambridge; university examiner for several universities including Oxford and Co-founder of English Goethe Society
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir David Brewster

Sir David Brewster

1781-1868
Natural philosopher and academic administrator
Sitter in 18 portraits
Jame Leslie Brierley

Jame Leslie Brierley

1881-1955
Professor of International Law
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Edward Briggs

George Edward Briggs

1893-1985
Professor of Botany
Sitter in 1 portrait
Colin Fraser Brockington

Colin Fraser Brockington

1903-2004
Professor of Social and Preventive Medicine
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert James Brocklehurst

Robert James Brocklehurst

1899-1995
Professor of Physiology
Sitter in 9 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Israel Brodie

1895-1979
Jewish academic
Sitter in 7 portraits
Alan England Brooke

Alan England Brooke

1863-1939
Biblical scholar and Provost of King's College, Cambridge
Sitter in 1 portrait
Frederick Tom Brooks

Frederick Tom Brooks

1882-1952
Professor of Botany
Sitter in 7 portraits
John Brough

John Brough

1917-1984
Professor of Sanskrit, University of Cambridge
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hugh Broughton

Hugh Broughton

1549-1612
Divine and rabbinical scholar
Sitter in 4 portraits
David Brown

David Brown

1803-1897
Clergyman, writer and professor
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Campbell Brown

John Campbell Brown

1947-
Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Glasgow; Astronomer Royal for Scotland
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Campbell McClure Browne

John Campbell McClure Browne

1912-1978
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Oscar Browning

Oscar Browning

1837-1923
Historian, teacher and linguist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir David Bruce

Sir David Bruce

1855-1931
Discoverer of the causes of Malta fever and sleeping sickness
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Walter Horace Bruford

1894-1988
Professor of German
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir David Brunt

Sir David Brunt

1886-1965
Professor of Meteorology
Sitter in 12 portraits
Jacob Bryant

Jacob Bryant

1715-1804
Classical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Hastie Bryce

Thomas Hastie Bryce

1862-1946
Professor of anatomy
Sitter in 1 portrait
John F.W. Bryon

John F.W. Bryon

Librarian
Sitter in 1 portrait

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