Talk:List of Old Gowers
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1) Add wiki links where possible.
2) Prune descriptions that seem over-long.
3) Obtain and consult official list of Old Gowers - add any missing notable names
4) Go through current list - check up on any entries that seem like they might be hoaxes
5) Go through list - check up on any entries that do not seem that notable
6) Any names deleted as suspected hoaxes or deemed not truly notable - should be placed on the "Deleted Entries" list at the foot of this Discussion Page and marked accordingly
Possible people to add
Below is a list of OGs which the school histories state as eminent/notable, but who I can't find anything about....
- R. Horton Smith
- H.J. Manning
- John Hamilton Betts (OG 1903?)
- Louis Bielinky (OG 1931-40).
- Professor Dennis Neville Baron (OG 1936-41).
- George Arthue Beggs (Og 1893-1901).
- Victor Bayley C.B.E. (OG 1891-98).
- Hymen William Benjamin
- Raymond William Birch C.B.E. (1913-19).
- Professor Clive Hawood (spelling mistake?) (OG 1897-03).
- Commander William Eric Banks C.B.E. (Commander of H.M.S. Firedrake, but thats all I can find).
- Wing Commander Robert Lawrence Bowes.
- Mr? Stovin-Bradford F.R.S.
- Major David Charles Bowser - film maker? (OG 1913-16).
- Oscar Frank Brown C.B.E. (1897-06)
- Professor Benedict Delisle Burns (1922-31), author of "The Mammalian Cerebral Cortex".
above unsigned notes added by user Ramw2
The list is very impressive - so kudos to those who have assembled it. However because of its length it is hard to digest and navigate. It might be a good idea to organize the list in some way. Perhaps listed alphabetically? Or perhaps follow a layout shown on the discussion page of user Ramw2 - and break down the names into some broad categories. eg Military, Politics, Sports, Arts etc etc. Davidpatrick 06:48, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
This page definitely needs some work done. (See my earlier comment lower down page.) First and foremost the names should be in some type of sequence rather than in random order. (I just discovered and removed one duplication in the list. There may well be others.) Given that it would be difficult and somewhat arbitrary to place people in categories - I suggest that the most logical format would be alphabetical by surname. (Where someone has more than one name - eg a person who has been ennobled - the surname at birth should be the determinative.) Unless anyone disagrees - could we agree this as a project to be undertaken? Davidpatrick 14:28, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
The article is in serious need of work! Please assist this by doing at least SOME of the work of sequencing the names in alphabetical order. Which would help eliminate some of the duplication. And would eliminate the random order presently in place. Davidpatrick 20:42, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
BEST/EASIEST WAY TO HELP
The page now has 26 "letter" categories A-Z. I have already entered some names under the letter A - and alphabetized those names within that section.
Copy the ENTIRE list of Old Gowers
Paste the entire list into the NEXT empty section - eg "B"
Then go through the list that you have just pasted - and delete every individual whose surname starts with a letter OTHER than that letter. (eg if you are in the "B" section. Delete all names that don't start with the letter "B"
Then alphabetize the names WITHIN that letter section. (That should help us eliminate duplicate entries.)
When all 26 sections have been completed - we should double-check against the overall list to ensure that no names were accidentally deleted.
Once that double-check has been done. The overall list can be safely deleted.
Next work to improve the page
The next tasks for any visitors who care to help are these:
1) Double-check through the list at the bottom of the Alphabetical sequence of names - just to make sure that no names were accidentally left out when they were transferred into their respective letters of the alphabet.
2) Once that has been done - please indicate it on this Discussion Page - and we can then delete the random list at the foot of this page.
3) At that point the article will be in very good shape - and ready for some general work. Adding wiki links where we can. Pruning descriptions that seem over-long.
4) Other ideas for improving the article should be discussed on this Discussion Page.
Here are some thoughts:
A) It would be great if we there was some support from the OG organization. To look at the list. Suggest more names - help fill in missing gaps. We are not permitted to do "Original Research" - but one of the editors on this page should get hold of a book of OG members perhaps?
B) Are there any entries on the list that look doubtful? Anything that looks like a hoax? Or anyone who by description provided really doesn't seem to be that notable?
If anyone determines that a name should be removed - we could place the deleted name here on the talk page in a section set up for that. So that it is easily accessible to be seen. And can be restored easily if deemed valid.
Davidpatrick 07:38, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks due for work on this page
Thank you very much to the two editors "Sampm" and "Maelbrigda" for their hard work in placing the list of names in alphabetical sequence. Your work is much appreciated. Davidpatrick 07:38, 2 April 2007 (UTC)
Names finally sorted!
All names doublechecked - phew!! I will list them here as a record then delete from main page
- Desmond Surfleet, Middlesex Cricketer.
- David Ginsburg, Labour, later, SDP MP.
- Sir David Crouch, Conservative MP.
- Jonathan Freedland, British newspaper journalist, The Guardian newspaper.
- David Say (The Right Reverend Richard David Say, KCVO, DD) , bishop of Rochester (1961-1988).
- Guy Wingate, Brand Strategic and media producer.
- Richard Bissell Prosser, Engineer and inventor.
- Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge, former Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways.
- Gordon Samuels AC CVO QC Governor of New South Wales (1996-2001).
- Ed Vulliamy, Journalist and author.
- Nick Denton, Internet businessman.
- Simon Garfield, Journalist, The Observer, and author
- Tony Bastable, former ITV presenter and independent producer.
- The Rt. Hon Brer Ruthven, Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, aristocrat.
- Lord? W.H. Cozens-Hardy KC, Commander of the RNR in World War One
- Sir JRA (Bart?) Clark FRCS CB CMG
- Major General Sir J Rose Bradford KCMG, CB, FRS, MD (OG 1875-80)
- Lieutenant Horace Robert Martineau recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and rarest British award for gallantry.
- Major General Horace Leslie Birks CB DSO (OG 1912-14).
- Air Vice-Marshal William Edward Barnes (OG 1911-14).
- Professor Henry Bassett DSc, PhD, D ès Sc (OG 1892-98), Professor of Chemistry at the University of Reading from 1912-46.
- Dr G.T. Bennett, noted anthropologist
- Major General Henry H Stansfield.
- The Hon Sir Henry Doulton (OG 1833-36), Inventor and manufacturer of pottery. Winner of the Albert Medal.
- Major General MP Babbage (1834-40).
- Major General T.H. Sibley (1834-41).
- Major General Hutchinson (OG 1839-41), probably Charles Scrope Hutchinson, Inspector of Railways for the board of trade.
- John William Van Druten (OG 1911-17), Playwright.
- The Rev. Cannon S.C. Carpenter, Spencer Carpenter, Bachelor of Divinity (OG 1886-96), Master of the Temple, Vice-Principle of Westcott House, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.
- Alec. L. Rea (OG 1887-94), Dramatic Producer.
- The Hon Sir Walter Morley Fletcher KBE CB FRCP FRS (OG 1886-91), physiologist, Secretary of the Medical Research Council, Senior Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge.
- Wilfred Trotter MS FRCS (OG 1888-90), pioneer in neurosurgery, Hon. Surgeon to His Majesty the King.
- Ford Maddox Ford (OG 1888-90), Novelist, Editor.
- The Hon Sir Percy Simmons KBE (OG1885-90), Chairman of L.C.C.
- Dr Bernard W. Henderson (OG 1883-89), fellow of Exeter College, Cambridge, prominent classical historian.
- C.H.J. O'Neill Conroy KC, OBE (OG 1886-88), Attorney-General for Newfoundland.
- The Rt. Rev Dr. John Howard Bertram Masterman DD, Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth and author.
- Elmore W. Brewerton FRCS, (1882-6).
- Sir George Buchanan CB MD FRCP (OG 1878-85), Chief Medical Officer for England, 1879 - 1892.
- G.F. Hill CB (OG 1882-4), Director of the British Museum.
- W. McAdam Eccles MS FRCS (OG 1882-84), Prominent surgeon.
- The Hon Sir T. Gregory Foster Bart, Ph.D (OG 1881-4), Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, the first Provost of University College London.
- The Hon Sir Thomas Urwick (OG 1877-84), British Member of the Reparations Commission, Paris.
- The Hon Sir Lionel Davidson (Politician) KCSI (OG 1877-84), Leader of the House, Madras Legislative Council, Vice-President of Executive Council of Governor of Madras.
- Professor Percy Furnivall FRCS (OG 1878-83), Hunterian Professor of Pathology and surgery, Royal College of Surgeons.
- Sir William Christie (astronomer)?, Astronomer Royal in 1881-1910. Biographical details don't seem to mention his education below university level, but as he actively participated in UCS fundraising and applied to be a member of the corporation, he may well be an Old Gower.
- Walter Bayes, Artist and influential art critic, part of the Camden Town Group.
- The Rt. Hon. Albert James Edmondson, 1st Baron Sandford, Conservative politician.
- Sir Andrew McFadyean, senior civil servant, General Secretary to the Reparation Commission 1919, Chairman of S.G. Warburg and Co, Chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
- Sir Arnold Wesker FRSL Honn. Litt. D, Dramatist.
- Colonel H.F. Stephens (OG 1877-83), Railway engineer and manager.
- Oliver Gledhill, Cellist, regularly broadcast on classic FM.
- Edward John Routh RS, Mathematician, winner of the Adams Prize in 1877, fellow of the Royal Society, also contributed to Routh-Hurwitz theorem and Routh stability criterion.
- The Rev William Stainton Moses, Christian Spiritualist Leader and medium, President of the London Spiritualist Alliance (1884-death).
- Professor J.P. Quilliam, Peter Quilliam, General Secretary of the British Pharmacology Society (1968-71), Professor of Pharmacology King's College London, Chairman of the BMA Board of Science, Trustee of the University of London.
- Professor William Bradshaw Tuck, Professor (Chemistry) Middlesex Hospital Medical School (1937).
- Sir Eric Ash CBE FRS FEng FIEE, Distinguished Electrical Engineer and Rector of Imperial College (1985-93).
- Philip Wicksteed, Economist and Clergyman.
- Greville Stevens, England Cricketer, Ashes winner, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1918, at UCS scored 466 in a house match.
- Dr Geoffrey Klempner, Philosopher, Director of Studies, International Society for philosophers, author of books.
- Edmund Leighton, artist.
- Sir Brian Keith QC, Justice of the High Court.
- The Hon Apurv Bagri (OG 1972-79), Deputy Chairman of governing body of London Business School, Managing Director of Metdist Group, Board member of Dubai Financial services authority, trustee of the Royal Parks Foundation, a commissioner of the Crown Estate Paving Commission, and a trustee of Asia House, visiting Professor at Cass Business School and a member of the Governing Council of the City University, London, member of the UCS coroporation, and son of Raj Bagri, Baron Bagri.
- William Speirs Bruce (OG 1885-7?), Polar scientist and oceanographer.
- Richard Eckersley, deconstructionist graphic designer, appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 1999.
- Dr Mark Turin (OG 1981-91), linguistic anthropologist, directs the Digital Himalaya project which is jointly based at the University of Cambridge and Cornell University.
- Dion Boucicault Irish author and playwright. Helped to get the first dramatic US copyright law passed in 1856, and was involved in the setting up of the UK royalty system. The Templeman Library.
- Professor Paul Brand CBE, orthopaedic surgeon who helped thousands of sufferers of leprosy. Emeritus Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, international president of the Leprosy Mission, Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons.
- Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus of the Policy Studies Institute. Author.
- Stephen Joseph OBE, Executive Director of Transport 2000 (1988-2005?).
- David Sylvester, art critic and curator.
- Raymond Gubbay, impresario.
- Walter William Rouse Ball, prominent Mathematician and Historian, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. His bequests founded the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, both senior chairs at the University of Cambridge. The Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford is named after him as well, possibly due to another bequest.
- Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor OM FRS (OG 1899-1905?), Physicist and Mathematician, part of British delegation to the Manhattan project, has been described as "one of the greatest physical scientists of the 20th century".
- James Joseph Sylvester (OG 1828), attended aged 14 at a time when the distinctions between the school and college were blurred (According to British Society for the History of Mathematics). Distinguished mathematician, amongst other things, professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, inaugural professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University, Professor at Oxford University and private tutor to Florence Nightingale.
- Richard Arnell, (OG 1927-35) Composer
- G.S. Carr Mathematician.
- Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS, Mathematician, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford. Winner of De Morgan Medal (See Notable Staff for De Morgan himself). Sir Roger has the honour of holding a Chair and medal named after two different people involved with the school (a pupil and a teacher). Author of popular physics books.
- Sir Michael Day OBE (OG 1946-52), Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality
- Clive A Woolf OBE, (OG 1943-46) Solicitor honoured for representing death row inmates in Caribbean (pro bono) on their appeals to the Privy Council.
- Hugh Dennis, Actor (My Hero, Have I got News for You, Mock the Week)
- Jonathan Djanogly, MP (2001-present) Shadow Solicitor General and Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry (2005-)
- Jonny Blue, (Somerset Cricket - injured knee and never got to play for England)
- Nigel Holloway
- Matthew Taylor (politician), MP (1987-present), Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman (1999-2003), Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party (2003-2005)
- Sir Alan Greengross, Former Conservative Leader on the Greater London Council, Vice-Chair of the Council of University College London.
- Ben Schott, author of Schott's Miscellanies
- Prof. Paul Gilroy, Academic and writer.
- Dr Tristram Hunt, TV historian
- Thomas Adès, composer
- William Stanley Jevons, Logician & Economist
- Joe Craig, Novelist
- Shayne Fontayne Guitarist.
- Alex Garland, Novelist, writer of "The Beach"
- Arthur Edwin Kennelly, American electrical engineer
- Dairoku Kikuchi, Japanese mathematician and Minister of Education
- David Katz, Music Journalist
- David McCallum, Actor
- Dick Rubenstein, Major, SAS war hero.
- Dirk Bogarde, Actor (Junior Branch only)
- G.W. Knox (OG 1856-59), President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
- Frank Holl, English painter
- Frederic George Stephens, 'Nonartistic' member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood & Art critic.
- His Excellency Count Hayashi Tadasu, Japanese Foreign Minister, and Ambassador to the Court of St James. Signed the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1902.
- Ingram Bywater (OG 1853-56), Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University
- Joseph Chamberlain (OG 1850-52), Colonial Secretary, leader of the Imperialist Liberals and father of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
- Judge Jules, Dance music DJ
- Martin Lamble, musician Fairport Convention
- Allan Corduner, actor, his most notable role is perhaps Sir Arthur Sullivan in the film Topsy Turvy. 
- Julian Lloyd Webber, Cellist
- Richard Morrison, Arts Editor of "The Times",1990-99
- Max Minghella (OG 1999-2004), Actor
- Nicolas Bentley, illustrator
- Richard Holt Hutton (OG 1835-41), Editor of "The Spectator"
- Ronald Neame, British screenwriter and director
- Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (OG 1873-74), Lord Chief Justice, Foreign Secretary (briefly), Leader of the House of Lords, solicitor and attorney general (held separately), Ambassador to the USA, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Viceroy of India.
- Stephen Spender, Poet
- Thom Gunn, Poet
- Tom Hood, Humourist
- Martin Lewis, Humorist, Producer, Broadcaster
- Will Self, Writer
- Walter Sickert A.RA (OG 1870-71), Artist and critic
- 1st Viscount Samuel, Herbert Samuel (OG 1884-88), Leader of the Liberal Party, Home Secretary and High Commissioner for Palestine
- His Excellency Viscount Hayashi (OG 1867-68), Japanese Ambassador to the Court of St. James's
- Professor Karl Pearson FRS (OG 1866-73), Founder of Department of Applied Statistics of University College London which was the first statistics department in the world. He was a major contributor to the development of statistics. Contemporary and close friend of Kikuchi Dairoku.
- Professor William Edward Ayrton, FRS, (OG 1859-64), Physicist
- Sir Alfred Yarrow, Bart., FRS (OG 1855-58), Ship building industrialist and philanthropist
- Sir Angus Prevost, Bart., (OG 1847-52), Governor of the Bank of England
- Sir Chris Bonington (OG 1944-52), Mountaineer
- Sir Claude Phillips (OG 1856-58), Keeper of the Wallace Collection
- Sir Daniel Cooper, Bart., KCMG, G.C.M.G (OG 1835-39), First Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, New South Wales. He was also a member of the sub-committee of four that completed the drafting of a bill to constitute the Commonwealth of Australia.
- Sir Francis Seymour Haden, English etcher, writer and surgeon
- Sir Frank Crisp (OG 1857-59), Eminent Company Lawyer
- Sir George Faudel-Phillips, Bart. (OG 1853-55), Lord Mayor of London 1896-97
- Sir Henry Greenway Howse MS, FRCS (OG 1856-58), President of the Royal College of Surgeons
- Sir Hamo Thornycroft RA, (OG 1863-68), Artist and sculptor (works included the statue of Oliver Cromwell outside the Palace of Westminster).
- Sir John Ambrose Fleming, Electrical engineer
- Sir Josiah Rees, (OG 1835-38), Chief Justice of Bermuda
- Sir Julius Vogel KCM.G, Two-time Prime Minister of New Zealand
- Sir Michael Foster KCB, FRS, MP (OG 1849-52), Psychologist, Professor and MP
- Sir Nathaniel Nathan (OG 1851-58), Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, 1901-1903
- Sir Philip Magnus, Bart., (OG 1854-58), English educationalist and MP
- Sir Roger Bannister (OG 1944-46), Runner and Neurologist
- The Rev. Canon Ainger, Alfred Ainger (OG 1847-49), Master of the Temple
- The Rev. Joseph Estlin Carpenter (OG 1854-60), Principal of Harris Manchester College, Oxford of Oxford University.
- The Rt. Hon. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (OG 1839-43), Artist and President of the Royal Academy
- The Rt. Hon. Nathaniel Lindley, 1st Baron Lindley, PC, (OG 1837-45), Master of the Rolls, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
- The Rt. Hon. William Court Gully, 1st Viscount Selby, PC, QC, (OG 1848-49), Speaker of the House of Commons
- The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Braddon KCMG, (OG 1843-44), Premier of Tasmania
- The Rt. Hon. John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, PC, OM, [(OG 1853-54), Secretary of State for India
- The Most Rev. Arthur Sweatman (OG 1848-50), Archbishop of Toronto and Primate of all Canada
- The Most Rev. Edward Gilpin Bagshawe (OG 1836-38), Roman Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, and later of the titular see of Selucia.
- The Rt. Rev. Edward Steere (OG 1842-44), Bishop of Central Africa.
- The Very Rev. Dr. Hermann Adler (OG 1852-54), Chief Rabbi of UK
- Sir Julius Vogel KCM.G, Julius Vogel, (Chairman of Old Boys Dining Society 1877), two time Premier of New Zealand
- Sir Barrow Ellis KCSI,(OG 1883-37), Member of Governor-General's Council and of the Council of India
- J.G. Greenwood, (OG1835-37) Principal of Owens College, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University (UK) and possibly founded it
- Sir John Heathcote-Amory, Bart (of Tiverton)(OG 1843-45), Textile Baron, builder of Knightshayes Court
- Simon Long Journalist
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Romilly, (OG 1843-50), There seems to be some confusion in Internet sources. He may have had something to do with the 1867 Reform Act.
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Burnham, Baron Burnham (OG 1847-50), Principal proprietor of The Daily Telegraph
- The Rt. Hon. J.W. Mellor KC, MP (OG 1844-51), Chairman of Committees, House of Commons
- Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence, Bart. (OG 1847-52), Professor at University College London. There is to this day a Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art at UCL, and the main hall at UCS is officially known as the Durning-Lawrence Hall.
- The Rt. Hon. Sir Arthur Charles,PC, (OG 1848-54), Judge of the High Court
- William Frend De Morgan (OG 1849-55), may or may not be William De Morgan, possibly not because his entry in the register says he was a novelist.
- Edwin Waterhouse (OG 1855-57), President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and very probably the Waterhouse in PricewaterhouseCoopers, the largest professional services firm in the world 
- The Rt. Hon. Lord Wandsworth Sydney Stern, 1st Baron Wandsworth, (OG 1857-58), MP and banker, left much of his estate for the founding of an orphanage, but instead the trustees founded Lord Wandsworth College.
- Sir G.C.T. Bartley (OG 1852-59), MP
- Sir Edward Henry Busk, MA, LL.B (OG 1852-59), Vice-Chancellor of the University of London
- Augustus Pulszky LL.D (OG 1858-60), Professor of Law, University of Buda-Pesth
- Numa E. Hartog (OG 1857-61), First Jewish Senior Wrangler, prominent figure in the movement to remove Jewish disabilities. His evidence before a committee of the House of Lords helped considerably to secure the passing of the Universities Tests Act in 1871.
- Sir Boverton Redwood, 1st Baronet Boverton (OG 1857-61), Prominent chemist and petroleum expert, co-founded the B & R Redwood consulting practice. He also co-founded, and became the first President of, the Institution of Petroleum Technologists, now known as the Institute of Petroleum, in 1913. He was instrumental in persuading the Royal Navy to change from coal fired ships to oil fired ones.
- Gottfried Kinkel (OG 1859-62), Professor of Greek, University of Zürich. May be a relation of Gottfried Kinkel
- Admiral Sir Percy Scott, Bart., KCB. (OG 1865-66), Often regarded in the Royal Navy as "the father of modern gunnery". Scott was also instrumental in developing other equipment for the fleet such as the masthead flashing lamp (and possibly the masthead semaphore) and the shutter "for the emission of signs" to put on the searchlights so they could be used to send Morse Code. He was Military Commandant of Durban when martial law was declared during the Boer War. In a controversial letter to the Times he foresaw the vulnerability of battleships to new technology such as submarines. He was made Head of the anti-submarine department of the Admiralty months into the First World War. He is one of three Naval officers who (working independently) are credited with the development of depth charges. , , 
- Professor Edward Adolf Sonnenschein, Litt. D. (OG 1867-68), Philologist, Professor of Classics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts in the University of Birmingham
- Sir David Brynmor Jones, PC, QC, MP (OG 1862-69), writer of parliamentary reports.
- Sir C.A. Russell QC, (OG 1862-71), was probably Charles Russell QC who defended at least one of the three social campaigners in the famous case of Eliza Armstrong (1885): social campaigners proved the existence of under age prostitution by "buying a girl", they were then prosecuted
- Dr Alexander Hill MA, MD, FRCS (OG 1870-72), Master of Downing College, Cambridge, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1897-99).
- Lt.-General Sir Robert I. Scallon KCB, KCI.E., DSO (OG 1869-73)
- Sir Wilfred Collett KCMG (OG 1870-73), Governor of British Guiana 1914-1918
- Justin H. McCarthy MP (OG 1871-73), Member of Parliament and author and possibly son of Justin McCarthy
- Lucas Barrett, English Geologist and naturalist.
- The Rt. Rev. J.E. Hine DD, MD (OG 1870-74), Bishop of Zanzibar, Archdeacon of Lincoln
- Professor F.C. Montague MA (OG 1871-74), Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, Historian
- H. Clarence Bourne CMG (OG 1872-75), Colonial Secretary of Jamaica
- Sir William Job Collins KCVO, MD, MS, FRCS, MP (OG 1869-76), Member of Parliament, Chairman of L.C.C, Surgeon, two term Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1907-9, 1911-12).
- Sir A.G. Bourne KCI.E., FRS (OG 1872-76), Director of the Indian Institute of Science
- Marion Harry Spielmann (OG 1872-66), Historian of "Punch", influential editor of 'The Magazine of Art'.
- Maurice Greiffenhagen RA (OG 1872-76), Artist
- Professor S.J. Hickson FRS (OG 1873-76), Victoria University
- Professor D.S. MacColl (OG 1873-76), Keeper of the Wallace Collection
- Sir W.S. Meyer GCIE, KCSI. (OG 1873-76), Member of the Governor-General's Council, First High Commissioner for India
- Leonard Huxley LL.D. (OG 1872-77), Editor of "The Cornhill Magazine"
- Professor W.D. Halliburton MD, FRS (OG1872-77), Professor of Physiology, King's College London
- Sir Theodore Morison KCSI, KCI.E., CBE. (OG 1874-77), Member of the Council of India, Principal of Armstrong College
- Sir E.W. Moir Bart. (OG 1875-77), Engineer
- André Chevrillon (OG 1876-77), member of the French Academy
- Sir Edward Manville M.Inst. E.E., (OG 1874-78), Chairman of the Imperial Council of Commerce
- Robert Anning Bell RA (OG 1876-78), Important painter and illustrator
- Percy Flemming MD, FRCS (OG 1872-79), Professor of Ophthalmology, University College Hospital
- Sir Arthur Everett Shipley FRS (OG 1877-79), Master of Christ's College, Cambridge 1910-1927, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1917-1919.
- Arthur Berry (OG 1877-79), Vice-Provost of King's College, Cambridge
- Sir Walter Raleigh (OG 1877-79), Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford
- Sir Philip J Hartog KBE, CIE (OG 1874-80), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dacca
- Sir John Rose Bradford Bart., KCMG, MD, D.Sc., FRS (OG 1875-80), President of the Royal College of Physicians
- Sir W. Phené Neal (OG 1876-80), Lord Mayor of London 1930-31
- Walter Ashburner DCL (OG 1877-80), Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Oxford
- H. W. Halton (OG 1877-80), Vice-President Court of Appeal, President Mixed Tribunal, Cairo
- Sir Joseph Duveen, Bart, later Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen of Millbank (OG 1877-80), One of the most influential art dealers of all time and a philanthropist
- Surgeon Vice-Admiral Sir Robert Hill, KCB, KCMG, CVO, FRCS, (OG 1871-81), Director-General of the Admiralty Medical Department, Hon. Surgeon to H.M. the King
- Julian Diggle Percussionist
- Sir Harry Haward (OG 1877-81), Controller of the L.C.C., Electricity Commissioner
- Maj.-Gen Sir T. Fraser KCB, CSI, CMG (OG 1876-82)
- Professor O. K. Williamson MA, MB (OG 1876-82), University of Witwatersrand
- Maj.-Gen. Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, sometimes spelled Ernst Dunlop Swinton KBE, CB, DSO (OG 1878-83), On outbreak of World War One became, Assistant Secretary (Military), Committee of Imperial Defence and War Cabinet. Directed the creation of the first successful Tank in 1916, (he is sometimes referred to as the "originator" of the tank see Landships Committee for reason), later Chichele Professor of Military History, University of Oxford.
- Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Grandy GCB GCVO KBE DSO KStJ, Chief of the Air Staff from 11 April 1967 to 31 March 1971. Governor of Gibraltar from 3 October 1973 to 30 May 1978.
- Professor Robin Wilson, mathematician, Gresham Professor of Geometry and son of Harold Wilson.
- Dan Wagner, Internet Entrepreneur.
- George Forrest (Historian), Wykeham Professor of Logic, University of Oxford, founder member of British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.
- Daniel Franklin Journalist and editor.
- Eric Latham Beverly (OG 1928-36) Chairman of Council (1979-1980), CBE, D.F.C., F.R.A.e. S.
- Dennis Lloyd (OG 1929-31, Chairman of Council 1971-79), The rt. Hon Lord Lloyd of Hampstead QC, Quain Professor of Jurisprudence University of London, Chairman of the National Film School 1970-1988, chairman of the British Film Institute 1973-1976.
- Walter Roth, Anthropologist, The Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology in Georgetown, Guyana has been named in his honour.
- Paul Gorman, Journalist and director.
- Oliver Zangwill Professor of Psychology, University of Cambridge.
- John Preston Maxwell, Missionary, President of the Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Frederick de Sola Mendes, prominent Rabbi.
- Jonathan Wittenberg, prominent Masorti Rabbi
- James Thomas (Australian politician), engineer and politician.
- Charles Warton, MP, Attorney general of Western Australia.
- Paul Gilroy Giddens Professor at the London School of Economics.
- Geoffrey Lewis Lewis, emeritus Professor at Oxford, linguist.
- Robert Gunther, founded the Museum of the History of Science.
- Charles Gifford (Canadian politician)
- Sir Francis Michie Shepherd KBE, British Ambassador to Persia 1950-52, Ambassador to Poland 1952-54.
- Sir Francis Walshe, Neurologist.
- Cecil Arthur Lewis, one of the 4 founders of the BBC, won an Oscar for adapting the screen play of Pygmalion.
- Jeremy Hillman, Editor of BBC world, previously BBC New York Bureau Chief.
- 1st Baron Perring Raplph Edgar Perring, Lord Mayor of London, 1962-63.
- H John Dunster UK representative to the UNSCEAR (atomic Radiation), Direcotr of NRPB (National Radiological Safety Board), Deputy Director General of the Health and Safety Executive.
- Alexander Muirhead, Developed the fist electrocardiogram, one of the developers of wireless telegraphy.
- Karl Pearson (plus possibly Arthur Pearson, his brother)
- Roger Hall, playwright.
- Paul Jose De Mayo F.R.S.
Maelbrigda 23:14, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Major Task Book completed!
Major job - well done! Thanks.
Next tasks to do are listed at top of page.
Davidpatrick 00:12, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
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Organisation of people
Of what use is it to a reader to have the list in alphabetical order, rather than grouped by what they are notable for? Grumpyyoungman01 09:47, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
- Grouping by notability would pose problems. Firstly the broad range of categories. Trying to define the catheories etc etc. Then you have the fact that many people are polymaths and would come under several categories. The alphabet is not a perfect solution. It is simply the optimum. Davidpatrick 12:18, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
- I think it would be appropriate to list people under all significant categories of notability that they fall under, with a note at the end of each such entry: "Also listed in (other field)". Consideration could also be given for having a "polymaths" section. These changes would make the list more useful than a waste of space, as now you can only effectivly look for someone if you already know what their name is, which is pretty redundant as someones own wikipedia page should state their education. If not, then when using "what links here" on a biographical page, a result "like List of Old..." really stands out. Grumpyyoungman01 01:37, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
I have been working on this article for several months. When I first started it was just an amorphous mass of names - no chronology, no alphabet, no categories. And consequently many duplicate entries. Of zero use. As you will see above - in December I sought suggestions/help to reorganize. In the absence of any offers of help - I thought that an alphabetical sorting would at least be better than the random listing and duplications. So I set a layout for it and started the process. A couple of other people helped out. It has certainly been a vast improvement.
Sorting by category is an interesting way to go. It would require a lot of work. Other similar pages are done in different ways. I've seen lists of "old boys" by chronology of school years, by alphabet and by category. And others are just a disorganized mess as this article had been.
I don't agree that the alphabetical listing is without some use. It is a fascinating read in itself. And underscores the diversity of the fields that Old Gowers have gone into. And - for now at least - it helps keep out the duplicate entries.
If there is to be any change - then I think there are some important things to be done first - before switching to categories.
1) As you will see from the "To Do" list - I think there needs to be some work done on the actual names. Should we keep all the people who don't yet have Wikipedia articles themselves? How do we know that they are truly notable? Have we sources to verify the notability of those who have no article on Wikipedia? Are they listed by the UCS Old Gower association somewhere?
2) There are some entries that are much longer than others. Should there be a roughly standard length of entry? Or are some of the more rambling descriptions acceptable?
3) If there are to be categories - what should those categories be? That should be considered carefully. It would require going through the A-Z list and noting the various realms in which people have worked. Then proposing the list of categories - and having a couple of people work on that. It would require some back and forth teamwork to agree on categories
Are you prepared to do some of that work? Is anyone else up for doing all that work? Davidpatrick 11:02, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
- Hi David. Certainly a lot of ground work to do, and I am prepared to help out. Just for interest/context here is another alumni page before I went to work on it and afterwards. The raw list of people was supplied by anonymous editors off of a school published alumni list which couldn't be accessed by the general public and was therefore un attributable. Even if such a list for a school is a good source though, it should not be the only source used on an entry, mainly to ensure that the person achieves a certain standard of notability. The entries from the list seemed like they were copied word for word and were full of hyperbole, inaccuracies and POV etc...
- The policy I have taken with notabilty and existing articles is to assume that someone is notable (if notability is clearly stated) and that they attended the school, unless a source tells otherwise (or in the case of non-notability does not tell).
- So if I were to start work on organising the list, I would do:
- 1. Without editing, browse through the list and come up with lists of proposed categories to post here on the talk page.
- 2. Reach not just consensus but unanimity on the categories, implement the category system slowly and delibrately to allow any subsequent, unforseen disagreements to be delt with.
- 3. Obtain a general dictionary of biography (such as the periodical who's who) for a round of (not particularly reliable) citations. Same with an official school publication, if one is available to the general public. After that reliable sources would include material cited on a entries own WP article, a biography, or a more specific and reliable dictionary of biography such as that for a certain profession. Grumpyyoungman01 23:34, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- I think it would be a good idea if you cited some school sources for this (excellent) list even if it is not accessible as otherwise the general reader wonders where the names have come from. Also I found Chevrillon on Fr Wiki. It's surprising that John Barrett (tennis) doesn't have an article as Google finds plenty on him and mentions UCS. -- roundhouse0 17:58, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
In April 2007, focus was brought on this page to whether entries may not be appropriate. The list still contains many redlinked names that lack independent refs reflecting that the people are notable. The WP:LISTPEOPLE guideline does not permit adding such names in the first place, and the guideline will be enforced. If any editor wishes to create articles on such individuals or add appropriate refs, feel free to do so. Here is a link to the page as it stands today, replete with redlinks, so people can revisit the redlinks in the future and restore them if they supply the appropriate independent refs or write the appropriate articles. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 02:04, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
- The discussion in April 2007 (immediately above) was nothing to do with redlinks or refs, as this was not thought to be a problem for a list in 2007 (eg WP:LISTPEOPLE was quite different in 2007). Guidelines are guidelines and no-one has the authority to 'enforce' them. (This said I agree with Epeefleche that many of those in the list are difficult to justify. I would also agree that new additions should comply with present guidelines.) Occuli (talk) 10:33, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
- In April 2007, the following was written, reflecting the same sensitivity editors should be aware of now, over four years later: "We are not permitted to do "Original Research" ... B) Are there any entries on the list that look doubtful? Anything that looks like a hoax? Or anyone who by description provided really doesn't seem to be that notable?"
- Our policy does not allow red-linked entries that lack appropriate refs to be added in the first place. That list is full of unverified "information", in direct disregard to WP:LISTPEOPLE.
- It is not in the interest of the Project to have unverified information of this sort. I've left a link to the redlink-replete list as it stands now above, which editors can look at even after this article has its red-linked, zero-reference entries deleted.
- As to the statement "Guidelines are guidelines and no-one has the authority to 'enforce' them", that is of course false. Editors should edit within the guidelines. Editing against the guidelines, without proper reason, is disruptive. Disruptive editing can lead to sanctions, and if editors refuse to edit within the guidelines they can become subject to such sanctions. If further discussion would be helpful on this point, we can bring it to AN/I or an appropriate talkpage, so that such problems can be avoided, but I would hope there would be no need for that.
- Editors should feel free to either: a) write the requisite articles, or add the requisite refs; or b) move this discussion to the WP:LISTPEOPLE talkpage and BLPN noticeboard, if they believe we should let this redlink, zero-ref replete list stay in its current form for weeks more, as has been suggested. IMHO that would be contrary to policy, and good sense. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 18:51, 13 September 2011 (UTC)