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Thrower is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Debbie Thrower British broadcast journalist

Debbie Thrower is an English journalist and broadcaster who presented BBC national news bulletins in the 1980s and ITV Meridian's flagship news programme Meridian Tonight from its inception in 1993 to 2009.

Edd Thrower is an English rugby union footballer who plays at wing or fullback for London Welsh RFC. Thrower began his professional playing career in 2001 with Premiership side London Irish, where he spent three seasons. Thrower played for Wasps from 2004 to 2007 and spent the following two seasons at Saracens. He played for Italian Premiership side Parma Rugby FC during the 2009–10 season, before returning to England to play in the 2010-11 RFU Championship for the Bedford Blues. Thrower signed for London Welsh RFC in June 2011.

James Arthur Thrower (1936–1999) was an academic and writer on religion. After studying at the University of Durham (theology) and University of Oxford (philosophy), he lectured at the University of Leicester, University of Ghana, and University of Durham. He became a lecturer in religion at the University of Aberdeen in 1970. His PhD thesis there in 1981 was on Marxist-Leninist 'Scientific Atheism' and the Study of Religion and Atheism in the USSR. He worked as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Helsinki, Leningrad and Warsaw. He later became Professor of the History of Religions and Director of the Centre for Study of Religions at Aberdeen. His works include A Short History of Western Atheism (1971), The Alternative Tradition (1981) and Religion: The Classical Theories (1999). In 1996 he wrote the foreword for Steuart Campbell's work The Rise and Fall of Jesus, which examines the Jesus myth and the origins of Christianity. It suggests that Jesus wanted to be crucified. He died suddenly on 14 November 1999, and his wife, Judith, died in 2016. They had three children, Penelope, Charlotte and Annabel.

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Bolt Thrower English band

Bolt Thrower were a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label, Earache Records, soon becoming one of the best selling bands on that label. Their last label was Metal Blade Records. The band had a succession of members, and had toured Europe, the United States, and Australia. Over the course of their 30-year career, Bolt Thrower released eight studio albums, three EPs, one live album, two compilation albums and two demos. On 14 September 2016 the band announced that they were breaking up, following the death of drummer Martin Kearns exactly a year earlier.

Mammoth spear thrower

The Mammoth spear thrower is a spear thrower in the form of a mammoth, discovered at the "Montastruc rock shelter" in Bruniquel, France. It is from the late Magdalenian period and around 12,500 years old. It now forms part of the Christy Collection in the British Museum, and is normally on display in Room 2. Between 7 February – 26 May 2013 it was displayed in the exhibition at the British Museum Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind.

<i>Rocket Thrower</i> sculpture by Donald De Lue

Rocket Thrower is a 1963 bronze sculpture by American sculptor Donald De Lue. Created for the 1964 New York World's Fair, it is located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City, New York. De Lue was among a total of five sculptors who would create pieces for the fairground. He was contracted in 1962 for the amount of $105,000 with a deadline for completion of under six months. De Lue completed a full plaster model in 1963 at which time it was sent to Italy to be cast.

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