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Academics and scholars


1391 People in group

Andrew Buchanan

Andrew Buchanan

1798-1882
Surgeon; Regius Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, University of Glasgow
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Colin Buchanan

Sir Colin Buchanan

1907-2001
Professor of transport
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Buchanan

George Buchanan

1506-1582
Historian and scholar
Sitter associated with 27 portraits
Rosina Buckman

Rosina Buckman

1881-1948
Opera soprano and professor of singing
Sitter in 1 portrait
Christopher J. Budd

Christopher J. Budd

1960-
Professor of Applied Mathematics
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge

Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge

1857-1934
Orientalist; keeper of the Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at British Museum
Sitter in 4 portraits
William Sydney Bullough

William Sydney Bullough

1914-2010
Professor of Zoology
Sitter in 2 portraits
Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen

1791-1860
Diplomat and scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Arthur Hugh Bunting

1917-2002
Professor of Agricultural Development
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Crawford Burkitt

Francis Crawford Burkitt

1864-1935
Professor of Divinity
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Boscawen Burland

John Boscawen Burland

1936-
Civil engineer; Professor of Soil Mechanics
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joshua Harold Burn

Joshua Harold Burn

1892-1981
Pharmacologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Burnet

John Burnet

1863-1928
Classical Scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
Charles Burney

Charles Burney

1757-1817
Reverend; Doctor; Classical scholar; Literary Critic
Sitter in 9 portraits
Montagu Burrows

Montagu Burrows

1819-1905
Naval officer and professor of history
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Stephen) Montagu Burrows

Sir (Stephen) Montagu Burrows

1856-1935
Professor of Modern History
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Bagnell Bury

John Bagnell Bury

1861-1927
Classical scholar and historian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Agnata Frances Butler (née Ramsay)

Agnata Frances Butler (née Ramsay)

1867-1931
Classical scholar; daughter of Sir James Henry Ramsay, 10th Bt; wife of Henry Montagu Butler
Sitter in 1 portrait
Eliza Marian ('Elsie') Butler

Eliza Marian ('Elsie') Butler

1885-1959
German scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

John Alfred Valentine Butler

1899-1977
Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of London
Sitter in 6 portraits
Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray Butler

1862-1947
Professor of Philosophy, President of Columbia University and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Sitter in 4 portraits
John Everett Butt

John Everett Butt

1906-1965
Professor of English Literature
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ingram Bywater

Ingram Bywater

1841-1914
Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Thomas Lloyd Bywater

1905-1979
Emeritus Professor
Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Daniel William Cahill

Daniel William Cahill

1796-1864
Catholic lecturer and preacher
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Caius

John Caius

1510-1573
Scholar and physician
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir William Moir Calder

Sir William Moir Calder

1881-1960
Professor of Greek
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine Callender

Sir Geoffrey Arthur Romaine Callender

1875-1946
Professor of History and English and Director of the National Maritime Museum
Sitter in 3 portraits
Emile Cammaerts

Emile Cammaerts

1878-1953
Scholar, poet, Belgian patriot and translator
Sitter in 3 portraits
Giuseppe Maria Campanella

Giuseppe Maria Campanella

born circa 1813
Singer and professor of singing
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Argyll Campbell

James Argyll Campbell

1884-1944
Professor of Physiology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lewis Campbell

Lewis Campbell

1830-1908
Classical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Cannan

Charles Cannan

1858-1919
Aristotelian scholar and university publisher
Sitter in 1 portrait
Louis Cappel (Ludovicus Capellus)

Louis Cappel (Ludovicus Capellus)

1585-1658
French Huguenot theologian and Hebrew scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Carey

William Carey

1761-1834
Orientalist and missionary
Sitter in 4 portraits
William David James Cargill Thompson

William David James Cargill Thompson

1930-1978
Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edmond William Wace Carlier

Edmond William Wace Carlier

1861-1940
Professor of Physiology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Robert Warrand Carlyle

Sir Robert Warrand Carlyle

1859-1934
Indian civil servant and scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Carr

John Carr

1786-1833
Professor of mathematics at Durham
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edgar Frederick Carritt

Edgar Frederick Carritt

1876-1964
Professor of Philosophy
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir John Anthony Carroll

Sir John Anthony Carroll

1899-1974
Professor of Natural Philosophy
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Alexander Morris Carr-Saunders

Sir Alexander Morris Carr-Saunders

1886-1966
Sociologist and academic administrator
Sitter in 6 portraits
Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter

1717-1806
Scholar and writer
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Max Cary

Max Cary

1881-1958
Professor of Ancient History
Sitter in 3 portraits
Isaac Casaubon

Isaac Casaubon

1559-1614
Classical scholar and theologian
Sitter in 2 portraits
Meric Casaubon

Meric Casaubon

1599-1671
Classical scholar
Sitter in 1 portrait
Karl Gustav Cassel

Karl Gustav Cassel

1866-1945
Economist and professor at the University of Stockholm
Sitter in 1 portrait
(William) Fisher Cassie

(William) Fisher Cassie

1905-1985
Civil engineer and university professor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edmund Castell

Edmund Castell

circa 1606-1686
Semitic scholar
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edward Provan Cathcart

Edward Provan Cathcart

1877-1954
Professor of Physiology
Sitter in 1 portrait
Francis Alexander Cavenagh

Francis Alexander Cavenagh

1884-1946
Professor of Education
Sitter in 2 portraits
Lord David Cecil

Lord David Cecil

1902-1986
Scholar, teacher and writer
Sitter in 74 portraits
David Cesarani

David Cesarani

1956-2015
Historian and writer; research professor in history, Royal Holloway, University of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Chaderton

William Chaderton

1540?-1608
Academic and Bishop of Lincoln and Chester
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Chalmers

William Chalmers

1746-1792
Professor of Medicine
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers

Sir Edmund Kerchever Chambers

1866-1954
English scholar
Sitter in 2 portraits
Raymond Wilson Chambers

Raymond Wilson Chambers

1874-1942
Professor of English Language and Literature
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Guy Patterson Chapman

1889-1972
Book publisher and professor of Modern History
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert William Chapman

Robert William Chapman

1881-1960
Literary scholar and publisher
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir John Chardin

Sir John Chardin

1643-1712
Diamond merchant and travel writer
Sitter in 5 portraits

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