Thomas Wright (12 April 1839 – 19 February 1909) was an English social commentator.
He was the son of a blacksmith who became a tramping worker, before finding employment as a mutual labourer in an engineering firm. He studied on his own, and in 1872 became one of the first national school-board visitors. He wrote widely on the world of the working man into which he had been born.
Wright's essays on social commentary were published in three volumes, Some Habits and Customs of the Working Classes (1867), The Great Unwashed (1868), and Our New Masters (1873).
Clarenceux King of Arms, historically often spelled Clarencieux, is an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. Clarenceux is the senior of the two provincial kings of arms and his jurisdiction is that part of England south of the River Trent. The office almost certainly existed in 1420, and there is a fair degree of probability that there was a Claroncell rex heraldus armorum in 1334. There are also some early references to the southern part of England being termed Surroy, but there is not firm evidence that there was ever a king of arms so called. The title of Clarenceux is supposedly derived from either the Honour of the Clare earls of Gloucester, or from the Dukedom of Clarence (1362). With minor variations, the arms of Clarenceux have, from the late fifteenth century, been blazoned as Argent a Cross on a Chief Gules a Lion passant guardant crowned with an open Crown Or.
Sir Frederick Maurice Powicke was an English medieval historian. He was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, a professor at Belfast and Manchester, and from 1928 until his retirement Regius Professor at Oxford. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1946.
Queen Elizabeth's School (QEGS) is an academy school for 11- to 18-year-olds in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England. In the academic year 2009–10, there were 1,396 pupils on roll.
The social novel, also known as the social problemnovel, is a "work of fiction in which a prevailing social problem, such as gender, race, or class prejudice, is dramatized through its effect on the characters of a novel". More specific examples of social problems that are addressed in such works include poverty, conditions in factories and mines, the plight of child labor, violence against women, rising criminality, and epidemics because of over-crowding, and poor sanitation in cities.
Sir Henry Jones, was a Welsh philosopher and academic.
Thomas James Macnamara PC was a British teacher, educationalist and radical Liberal politician.
Sir David Gwynne Evans FRS was a British microbiologist.
Thomas Lionel Hodgkin was an English Marxist historian of Africa "who did more than anyone to establish the serious study of African history" in the UK. His wife was the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dorothy Hodgkin.
Lloyd Jones, born Patrick Lloyd Jones, was an Anglo-Irish socialist and union activist, advocate of co-operation, journalist and writer.
Romanticism in Scotland was an artistic, literary and intellectual movement that developed between the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries. It was part of the wider European Romantic movement, which was partly a reaction against the Age of Enlightenment, emphasising individual, national and emotional responses, moving beyond Renaissance and Classicist models, particularly to the Middle Ages.
John Reid was an English physician.
Sir Gordon Gordon-Taylor CB KBE FRCS FACS was a British surgeon
Ernest Gordon Reid was the Archdeacon of Hastings from 1938 until 1956.
Cyril Moses Picciotto KC, was a British barrister, writer and Liberal Party politician active in Jewish affairs.
Ross Ian McKibbin, FBA is an Australian academic historian whose career, spent almost entirely at the University of Oxford, has been devoted to studying the social, political and cultural history of modern Britain, especially focusing on Labour politics and class cultures.
Eugénie Jane Andrina Henderson, FBA was a British linguist and academic, specialising in phonetics. From 1964 to 1982, she was Professor of Phonetics at the University of London. She served as Chair of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain from 1977 to 1980, and President of the Philological Society from 1984 to 1988.