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Academics and scholars


1391 People in group

No individual image available for this person

Sir (Charles) Maurice Yonge

1899-1986
Professor of Zoology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey

1951-
Life peer; academic; arts and heritage consultant; actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Douglas Young

Douglas Young

1913-1973
Classical scholar, writer and Scottish Nationalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Frank Young

Sir Frank Young

1908-1998
Professor of Biochemistry
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Young

John Young

1835-1902
Regius Professor of Natural History and Keeper of the Hunterian Museum, Uiversity of Glasgow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Young

Thomas Young

1773-1829
Physician, physicist and Egyptologist
Sitter associated with 7 portraits
William Arthur Young

William Arthur Young

1890-1955
Professor of Bacteriology
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alexander John Youngson

Alexander John Youngson

1918-2004
Professor of political economy, vice principal of the University of Edinburgh and chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission of Scotland
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

John Yudkin

1910-1995
Professor of Nutrition
Sitter in 2 portraits
John Michael Ziman

John Michael Ziman

1925-2005
Physicist and Professor of Theoretical Physics
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern

Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern

1879-1957
Scholar and authority on international institutions
Sitter in 4 portraits

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