Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish-born British novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy. Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R.
Henry Phillpotts (1778–1869), often called "Henry of Exeter", was the Anglican Bishop of Exeter from 1830 to 1869. He was England's longest serving bishop since the 14th century and a striking figure of the 19th century Church.
Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.
Sir Walter Parratt KCVO (10 February 1841 – 27 March 1924) was an English organist and composer. Born in Huddersfield, Parratt began to play the pipe organ from an early age, and held posts as an organist while still a child.
Amory Bloch Lovins (born November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC) is Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. For four decades he has worked in energy policy and related areas. Lovins worked professionally as an environmentalist in the 1970s and since then as an analyst of a "soft energy path" for the United States and other nations.
Sir Peter Frederick Strawson FBA (23 November 1919 – 13 February 2006) was an English philosopher. He was the Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1968 to 1987. Before that he was appointed as a college lecturer at University College, Oxford in 1947 and became a tutorial fellow the following year until 1968. On his retirement in 1987, he returned to the college and continued working there until shortly before his death.
John Foxe (1517 – April 18, 1587) was an English martyrologist, the author of what is popularly known as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, an account of Christian martyrs throughout Western history but emphasizing the sufferings of English Protestants and proto-Protestants from the fourteenth century through the reign of Mary I. Widely owned and read by English Puritans, the book helped mould British popular opinion about the Catholic Church for several centuries.
George Tuchet, 1st Earl of Castlehaven (1551 – 20 February 1616/7), was the son of Henry Tuchet, 10th Baron Audley (died 1563) and his wife, née Elizabeth Sneyd. He succeeded his father as 11th Baron Audley on 30 December 1563, and served in the Parliament of England from 30 September 1566 to 5 April 1614. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He was Governor of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Governor of Kells, County Meath, Ireland.
John Henry Constantine Whitehead (11 November 1904–8 May 1960), known as Henry, was a British mathematician and was one of the founders of homotopy theory. He was born in Chennai (then known as Madras), in India, and died in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1960.
Robin George Collingwood (22 February 1889 – 9 January 1943) was a British philosopher and historian. He was born at Cartmel Fell in Lancashire, the son of the academic W. G. Collingwood, and was educated at Rugby School and at University College, Oxford, where he read Greats. He graduated with congratulatory first class honours and, prior to his graduation, was elected a fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Leslie Eleazer Orgel FRS (12 January 1927 – 27 October 2007) was a British chemist. Born in London, England, Orgel received his B.A. in chemistry with first class honours from Oxford University in 1949. In 1950 he was elected a Fellow of Magdalen College and in 1951 was awarded his Ph. D in chemistry at Oxford. Orgel started his career as a theoretical inorganic chemist and continued his studies in this field at Oxford, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.
For the American film and TV actor, see Rupert Crosse. Sir Alfred Rupert Neale Cross (born 15 June 1912 in Chelsea, London – died 12 September 1980, Oxford) was a prominent British lawyer and academic. He was Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He was also completely blind from the age of 1, as a result of cancer of the eyes, and, before his distinguished legal career, was already well-known as a chess player.
John Obadiah Westwood (22 December 1805 – 2 January 1893) was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents. Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific interests. He became a curator and later professor at Oxford University, having been nominated by this friend and patron the Reverend Frederick William Hope, whose donation was the basis of the Hope Collection at Oxford.
John Stokesley (c. 1475 – 8 September 1539), was an English church leader who was Catholic Bishop of London during the reign of Henry VIII. He was born at Collyweston in Northamptonshire, and became a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1495, serving also as a lecturer. In 1498 he was made principal of Magdalen Hall, and in 1505 vice-president of Magdalen College.
Alfred Thompson "Tom" Denning, Baron Denning, OM, PC, DL (23 January 1899 – 5 March 1999), commonly known as Lord Denning, was a British soldier, mathematician, lawyer and judge. He gained degrees in mathematics and law at Oxford University, although his studies were disrupted by his service in the First World War. He then began his legal career, distinguishing himself as a barrister and becoming a King's Counsel in 1938.
John Frederick Wolfenden, Baron Wolfenden, CBE (1906, Halifax, West Yorkshire – 1985) was a British educationalist probably best remembered for chairing the Wolfenden report recommending the decriminalisation of homosexuality, which was published in 1957. John Wolfenden was the father of Jeremy Wolfenden, Foreign Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and British spy. He was the son of an education official in Wakefield, Yorkshire, where he attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield.
Peter Heylin or Heylyn (29 Nov 1599 – 1662) was an English ecclesiastic and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts. He incorporated his political concepts into his geographical books Microcosmus in 1621 and Cosmographie (1657).
George Horne (November 1, 1730 – January 27, 1792), English divine, was born at Otham near Maidstone, and received his education at Maidstone Grammar School and University College, Oxford (B.A. 1749; M.A. 1752; D.D. 1764). In 1749, he became a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, of which college he was elected President in 1768. He was vice-chancellor of the university from 1776 until 1780. As a preacher he attained great popularity, and was, albeit unjustly, accused of Methodism.
Sir Robert Robinson OM, PRS (September 13, 1886 – February 8, 1975) was an English chemist and Nobel laureate recognised in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs and alkaloids. In 1947, he also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm.
Kenneth Bruce McFarlane (1903 – 1966) was the 20th century's most influential historian of late medieval England. Educated at Dulwich College and Exeter College, Oxford, he became a fellow of Magdalen College in 1927, where he remained for the rest of his life. McFarlane never married. His most important contribution to the field was his revision of the understanding of late medieval feudal relationships, known as "bastard feudalism".