George Price Boyce
George Price Boyce was a British watercolour painter of landscapes and vernacular architecture in the Pre-Raphaelite style. He was a friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Boyce was born in Gray's Inn Terrace in London, was the son of George Boyce, a wine merchant turned pawnbroker, he went to school in Chipping Ongar in Essex, studied in Paris. In October 1843 he was articled to an architect named Little, with whom he remained for four years, until joining the architectural firm of Wyatt and Brandon. Disillusioned with architecture a meeting with the artist David Cox in August 1849 persuaded him to give up the profession and take up watercolour painting instead, his early work shows the influence of Cox who he met again in Bettws-y-Coed in 1851, but he went on to develop his own detailed style under the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, having met Thomas Seddon and Rossetti in about 1849 and William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais in 1853, in which year he painted in Dinan, with Seddon.
In 1854 he went to Venice. Who corresponded with him during his four months in the city. Much of his work from the late 1850s concentrated on English landscapes incorporating views of vernacular architecture around the Thames Valley villages of Pangbourne, Mapledurham and Streatley, in Sussex and Surrey. In the 1870s he painted many views of Ludlow, was drawn to more remote landscapes. In 1861, following the death of his sister, he went to Egypt, where he shared a house in Giza with Frank Dillon and Egron Lundgren until the February of the following year. Rossetti, who disliked working out of doors borrowed Boyce's sketches to provide the background for his watercolour Writing on the Sand. Boyce exhibited both oils and watercolours at the Royal Academy between 1853 and 1861, he was a founder member of the Hogarth Club. And of the Medieval Society, an organisation, formed of architects, dedicated to promoting interest in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, he was a leading member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
He exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society and was elected Associate in 1864 and Member in 1878. From 1871 he lived at West House, designed for him by his friend Philip Webb, he retired from painting in 1893 through ill health. And died at West House on 9 February 1897. Boyce's diary has become a major source of information on Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, his sister was the painter Joanna Mary Boyce. Newall, Christopher. George Price Boyce. Exhibition Catalogue. London: The Tate Gallery. ISBN 978-0-946590-77-3. Staley, Alison. Pre-Raphaelite Vision: Truth to Nature. London: Tate Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85437-499-8. Lot details for artworks The Pre-Raph Pack Discover more about the artists, the techniques they used and a timeline spanning 100 years
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was a British poet, illustrator and translator, a member of the Rossetti family. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with John Everett Millais. Rossetti was to be the main inspiration for a second generation of artists and writers influenced by the movement, most notably William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, his work influenced the European Symbolists and was a major precursor of the Aesthetic movement. Rossetti's art was characterised by its medieval revivalism, his early poetry was influenced by John Keats. His poetry was characterised by the complex interlinking of thought and feeling in his sonnet sequence, The House of Life. Poetry and image are entwined in Rossetti's work, he wrote sonnets to accompany his pictures, spanning from The Girlhood of Mary Virgin and Astarte Syriaca, while creating art to illustrate poems such as Goblin Market by the celebrated poet Christina Rossetti, his sister. Rossetti's personal life was linked to his work his relationships with his models and muses Elizabeth Siddal, Fanny Cornforth and Jane Morris.
The son of émigré Italian scholar Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti and his wife Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori, Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti was born in London, on 12 May 1828. His family and friends called him Gabriel, but in publications he put the name Dante first in honour of Dante Alighieri, he was the brother of poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, author Maria Francesca Rossetti. His father was a Roman Catholic, at least prior to his marriage, his mother was an Anglican. During his childhood, Rossetti was home educated and attended King's College School, read the Bible, along with the works of Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron; the youthful Rossetti is described as "self-possessed, articulate and charismatic" but "ardent and feckless". Like all his siblings, he aspired to be a poet and attended King's College School, in its original location near the Strand in London, he wished to be a painter, having shown a great interest in Medieval Italian art. He studied at Henry Sass' Drawing Academy from 1841 to 1845, when he enrolled in the Antique School of the Royal Academy, which he left in 1848.
After leaving the Royal Academy, Rossetti studied under Ford Madox Brown, with whom he retained a close relationship throughout his life. Following the exhibition of William Holman Hunt's painting The Eve of St. Agnes, Rossetti sought out Hunt's friendship; the painting illustrated a poem by the little-known John Keats. Rossetti's own poem, "The Blessed Damozel", was an imitation of Keats, he believed Hunt might share his artistic and literary ideals. Together they developed the philosophy of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood which they founded along with John Everett Millais; the group's intention was to reform English art by rejecting what they considered to be the mechanistic approach first adopted by the Mannerist artists who succeeded Raphael and Michelangelo and the formal training regime introduced by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Their approach was to return to the abundant detail, intense colours, complex compositions of Quattrocento Italian and Flemish art; the eminent critic John Ruskin wrote: Every Pre-Raphaelite landscape background is painted to the last touch, in the open air, from the thing itself.
Every Pre-Raphaelite figure, however studied in expression, is a true portrait of some living person. For the first issue of the brotherhood's magazine, The Germ, published early in 1850, Rossetti contributed a poem, "The Blessed Damozel", a story about a fictional early Italian artist inspired by a vision of a woman who bids him combine the human and the divine in his art. Rossetti was always more interested in the medieval than in the modern side of the movement, working on translations of Dante and other medieval Italian poets, adopting the stylistic characteristics of the early Italians. Rossetti's first major paintings in oil display the realist qualities of the early Pre-Raphaelite movement, his Girlhood of Mary Virgin and Ecce Ancilla Domini portray Mary as a teenage girl. William Bell Scott saw Girlhood in progress in Hunt's studio and remarked on young Rossetti's technique: He was painting in oils with water-colour brushes, as thinly as in water-colour, on canvas which he had primed with white till the surface was a smooth as cardboard, every tint remained transparent.
I saw at once that he was not an orthodox boy. The mixture of genius and dilettantism of both men shut me up for the moment, whetted my curiosity. Stung by criticism of his second major painting, Ecce Ancilla Domini, exhibited in 1850, the "increasingly hysterical critical reaction that greeted Pre-Raphaelitism" that year, Rossetti turned to watercolours, which could be sold privately. Although his work subsequently won support from John Ruskin, Rossetti only exhibited thereafter. In 1850, Rossetti met an important model for the Pre-Raphaelite painters. Over the next decade, she became his muse, his pupil, his passion, they were married in 1860. Rossetti's incomplete picture Found, begun in 1853 and unfinished at his death, was his only major modern-life subject, it depicted a prostitute, lifted from the street by a country drover who recognises his old sweetheart. However, Rossetti preferred symbolic and mythological images to realistic ones,For many years, Rossetti worked on English translations of Italian poetry including Dante Alighi
John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, myth, literature, education and political economy, his writing styles and literary forms were varied. He penned essays and treatises and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and a fairy tale, he made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, birds and architectural structures and ornamentation. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art gave way in time to plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature and society, he was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century and up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism and craft.
Ruskin first came to widespread attention with the first volume of Modern Painters, an extended essay in defence of the work of J. M. W. Turner in which he argued that the principal role of the artist is "truth to nature." From the 1850s, he championed the Pre-Raphaelites. His work focused on social and political issues. Unto This Last marked the shift in emphasis. In 1869, Ruskin became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. In 1871, he began his monthly "letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain", published under the title Fors Clavigera. In the course of this complex and personal work, he developed the principles underlying his ideal society; as a result, he founded the Guild of an organisation that endures today. Ruskin was the only child of first cousins, his father, John James Ruskin, was a sherry and wine importer, founding partner and de facto business manager of Ruskin and Domecq. John James was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, to a mother from Glenluce and a father from Hertfordshire.
His wife, Margaret Cock, was the daughter of a publican in Croydon. She had joined the Ruskin household when she became companion to Catherine. John James had hoped to practice law, was articled as a clerk in London, his father, John Thomas Ruskin, described as a grocer, was an incompetent businessman. To save the family from bankruptcy, John James, whose prudence and success were in stark contrast to his father, took on all debts, settling the last of them in 1832. John James and Margaret were engaged in 1809, but opposition to the union from John Thomas, the problem of his debts, delayed the couple's wedding, they married, without celebration, in 1818. John James died on 3 March 1864 and is buried in the churchyard of St John the Evangelist, Croydon. Ruskin was born on 8 February 1819 at 54 Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, south of St Pancras railway station, his childhood was shaped by the contrasting influences of his father and mother, both of whom were fiercely ambitious for him. John James Ruskin helped to develop his son's Romanticism.
They shared a passion for the works of Byron and Walter Scott. They visited Scott's home, Abbotsford, in 1838. Margaret Ruskin, an Evangelical Christian, more cautious and restrained than her husband, taught young John to read the Bible from beginning to end, to start all over again, committing large portions to memory, its language and parables had a profound and lasting effect on his writing. Ruskin's childhood was spent from 1823 at 28 Herne Hill, near the village of Camberwell in South London, he had few friends of his own age, but it was not the friendless and toyless experience he claimed it was in his autobiography, Praeterita. He was educated at home by his parents and private tutors, from 1834 to 1835 he attended the school in Peckham run by the progressive Evangelical, Thomas Dale. Ruskin heard Dale lecture in 1836 at King's College, where Dale was the first Professor of English Literature. Ruskin went on to enroll and complete his studies at King's College, where he prepared for Oxford under Dale's tutelage.
Ruskin was influenced by the extensive and privileged travels he enjoyed in his childhood. It augmented his education, he sometimes accompanied his father on visits to business clients at their country houses, exposing him to English landscapes and paintings. Family tours took them to relatives in Perth, Scotland; as early as 1825, the family visited Belgium. Their continental tours became ambitious in scope, so that in 1833 they visited Strasbourg, Milan and Turin, places to which Ruskin returned, he developed his lifelong love of the Alps, in 1835 he first visited Venice, that'Paradise of cities' that provided the subject and symbolism of much of his work. The tours provided Ruskin with the opportunity to record his impressions of nature, he composed elegant if conventional poetry, some of, published in Friendship's Offering. His early notebooks
Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012
Worshipful Company of Mercers
The Worshipful Company of Mercers is the premier Livery Company of the City of London and ranks first in the order of precedence of the Companies. It is the first of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies. Although of older origin, the Company was incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1394, the Company's earliest extant Charter; the Company's aim was to act as a trade association for general merchants, for exporters of wool and importers of velvet and other luxurious fabrics. By the 16th century many members of the Company had lost any connection with the original trade. Today, the Company exists as a charitable institution, supporting a variety of causes; the Company's motto is Honor Deo, Latin for "Honour to God". The word "mercer" derives from the Latin merx, mercis, "merchandise" from which root derives the word "merchant"; the words mercero and mercier still used in Spanish and French have meanings similar to haberdasher, although the medieval mercers would not have recognised any relationship to that trade, covered by the separate Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.
In education, the Company has administered St Paul's School since 1509, St Paul's Girls' School since 1904, two prep schools in London, The Hall School and Bute House, retains close links with Collyer's College, Dauntsey's School, Abingdon School, Peter Symonds College and Gresham College, all founded by mercers. In recent times the Company has founded two City Academies. There was a Mercers' School, granted its first charter in 1447, closed in 1959 when pupil numbers fell; the school was most based in Barnard's Inn in Holborn, now the home of Gresham College. In 2011, the Mercers co-sponsored a new academy school, Hammersmith Academy, specialising in creative and digital media and information technology, located in Hammersmith; the school was established in a new building, with support from the Mercers and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists. The Mercers' Company is based at 6 Frederick's Place in the City of London. From the 14th century onwards the Company held its meetings in the Hospital of St. Thomas of Acon on Cheapside.
Between 1517 and 1524 the Company built the Mercer's Chapel on this land, with the first Mercers' Hall above it, fronting Cheapside. The building was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666; the second Hall, designed by Edward Jarman and John Oliver, opened in May 1676. The Hall was extensively refurbished during the period 1877 to 1881; the frontage was remodelled by George Barnes Williams and the interiors were redesigned by John Gregory Crace, the renowned Victorian designer. The Hall was destroyed by fire in 1941 during the Blitz; the third and present Mercers' Hall was opened in May 1958. The architect was E. Noel Clifton of Gunton; the Hall incorporates fittings from the old Hall, including some 17th-century woodwork and Victorian stained glass. The Mercers' Company is the only City Livery Company to have its own private chapel. Children whose father or mother was a member of the Company at the time of their birth have an automatic right to become Mercers by'patrimony'. Most other members obtain their Freedom by Redemption.
Under this process applicants are recommended for membership after an interview and, if approved, they pay a sum of money called a'fine'. Other people can become Members by Redemption. Membership is sometimes granted. Notable Members who joined the Company by Redemption are Winston Churchill. One other route to membership is by apprenticeship. In the early days this was a usual route. Freemen of a Livery Company are Freemen of the City of London, which used to carry certain privileges, such as the right to drive a flock of sheep without charge over London Bridge; the origin of the Mercers’ Maiden, the heraldic emblem of the Company, is not known. Unlike most of the City livery companies the Mercers had no early grant of arms but the 1425 charter granted a common seal. A few impressions of the early seal survive showing a simplified version of the present coat of arms; the fifteenth century Wardens’ Accounts reveal that then, the Company required the device of the Maid’s Head to be displayed on its property.
In 1530 the Company stated to the College of Heralds that they had no arms but only a Maid’s Head for their common seal and in 1568 the Heralds registered the seal as the Company’s arms. In 1911 the College of Arms confirmed the arms and granted the Company a crest and motto, ‘Honor Deo’; the grant describes the arms as: “Gules, issuant from a bank of clouds a figure of the Virgin couped at the shoulders proper vested in a crimson robe adorned with gold, the neck encircled by a jeweled necklace crined or and wreathed about the temples with a chaplet of roses alternately argent and of the first, crowned with a celestial crown, the whole within a bordure of clouds proper”. Every year the Mercers' Company publishes an annual review of their activities; the property portfolio includes 90 residential flats in Covent Garden. In an average year they might give away £7m, about one-sixth of the total charitable contributions for the 110 livery companies. Among famous Me
Betws-y-coed is a village and community in the Conwy valley in Conwy County Borough, located in the historic county of Caernarfonshire, right on the boundary with Denbighshire. The name Betws or Bettws is thought to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon Old English bed-hus—i.e. A bead-house: a house of prayer, or oratory; the earliest record of the name is Betus, in 1254. Betws-y-Coed is one of the honeypot locations in Snowdonia, it lies in the Snowdonia National Park, in a valley near the point where the River Conwy is joined by the River Llugwy and the River Lledr, was founded around a monastery in the late sixth century. The village grew slowly with the development of the local lead mining industry. In 1815, the Waterloo Bridge, built by Thomas Telford to carry the London to Holyhead road across the River Conwy and through the village, brought considerable transport-related development; the village became a major coaching centre between Corwen and Capel Curig on the Irish Mail route from London to Holyhead, which led to the improvement of the roads south to Blaenau Ffestiniog and north to Llanrwst and Conwy.
It is a primary destination for the purpose of road signs. Construction of Betws-y-Coed railway station in 1868 heralded the arrival of the railway line from Llandudno Junction railway station, resulted in the village's population increasing by around 500; the village has a large village green, the playing field for the local football team. The green is bounded on its western side by the A5 trunk road, with 19th century buildings, including shops and the Church of St Mary; this church was built on the site of a former cockpit and fairground, although it is of early English appearance, it was completed as as 1873, the internal roof timbers testifying to this young age. The interior features various types of stone: local bluestone, sandstone from Ancaster, black serpentine from Cornwall; the square bell tower was added in 1907, the integral church hall was added in the 1970s, the commemorative stone being laid by the Earl of Ancaster in 1976. On the southern side of the green is the railway station with cafes, tourist shops and a car park.
In the former railway goods yard, reached from the station, is the Conwy Valley Railway Museum with its extensive miniature railway. Other attractions in the village include the Miners' Bridge and the 14th century church of St. Michael, the origin of the name Betws. There are scenic walks beside the River Llugwy, which flows through the village, the River Conwy provides further attractions, including the Fairy Glen, the Conwy Fish pass and waterfalls including the Conwy Falls; the Pont-y-Pair Falls are in the centre of the village, a mile upstream are the famous Swallow Falls. The Llyn Elsi reservoir nearby is popular with walkers and anglers, provides water for the village. A wide range of footpaths provide access to the lake, both from Betws y Coed itself and the outlying village of Pentre Du. There are many other small lakes in the vicinity; the village is a centre for outdoor activities and lies within the Gwydyr Forest. The current Betws-y-Coed Golf Club was founded in the 1970s. There was course located on or near the Recreation Ground.
The village is home to at least one well known rock band. The parish, including the village itself and its immediate neighbourhood, has a population of 564. An electoral ward of the name Betws-y-Coed exists; this ward includes a large additional area including two neighbouring communities Capel Curig and Dolwyddelan and has a total population of 1,244. The ward elects a county councillor to Conwy County Borough Council; the Betws-y-Coed railway station, a passenger station on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog, is an integral part of the settlement's tourism industry. The train service is marketed as the Conwy Valley Railway; the Conwy Valley Line was constructed by the London and North Western Railway with the primary aim of transporting dressed slate from the Blaenau Ffestiniog quarries to a specially built quay at Deganwy for export by sea. The original plans envisaged a railhead at Betws-y-Coed and a large goods yard was established with intended interchange to a proposed narrow-gauge line via the steeply graded Lledr Valley to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Other entrepreneurs proposed narrow gauge lines from Corwen to Betws-y-Coed, Penmachno to Betws-y-Coed and from Beddgelert to Betws-y-Coed. In the event the line to Blaenau, not completed until 1879, was built to standard gauge and the other proposals were abandoned. Extensive passenger and goods facilities were however provided at Betws-y-Coed, where the station, opened in 1868, adjoins the London to Holyhead A5 turnpike road and was thus ideally located to serve many isolated communities in Snowdonia and the developing tourist industry. In the LMS timetables the station was listed as "Bettws-y-Coed - Station for Capel Curig". There was a passing loop with full length up and down platforms; the loop was removed some years ago but the footbridge that gave access to the now-removed down platform has been retained and provides access to the Conwy Valley Railway Museum, which runs a miniature railway and other attractions in the former goods yard. The comprehensive range of passenger station buildings has been preserved and sympathetically adapted for use as cafes and tourist shops.
Lancing College is an independent boarding and day school in southern England, UK. The school is located in West Sussex, east of Worthing near the village of Lancing, on the south coast of England. Lancing was founded in 1848 by Nathaniel Woodard and educates c. 550 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. Girls were admitted in 1971; the college is situated on a hill, part of the South Downs, the campus dominates the local landscape. The college overlooks the River Adur, the Ladywell Stream, a holy well or sacred stream within the College grounds, has pre-Christian significance. Woodard's aim was to provide education "based on sound principle and sound knowledge grounded in the Christian faith." Lancing was the first of a family of more than 30 schools founded by Woodard. 65% of pupils are boarders, at a cost of £32,910 per year. Occasional overnight stays are available to day pupils at an additional cost; the school is a member of the Headmistresses' Conference. Girls were first admitted in 1970; the school is dominated by a Gothic revival chapel, follows a high church Anglican tradition.
The College of St Mary and St Nicolas in Shoreham-by-Sea was intended for the sons of upper middle classes and professional men. The school's buildings of the 1850s were designed by the architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter, with ones by John William Simpson. In 2003, it was one of fifty of the country's leading independent schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents; each school was required to pay a nominal penalty of £10,000 and all agreed to make ex-gratia payments totalling three million pounds into a trust designed to benefit pupils who attended the schools during the period in respect of which fee information was shared. The foundation stone of the college chapel was laid in 1868, but the chapel itself was not finished in Woodard's lifetime. In fact, the chapel remains unfinished, it stands at about 50 metres, but the original plans called for a tower at the west end which would raise the height to 100 metres.
The apex of the vaulting rises to 27.4 m. It was designed by R. H. Carpenter and William Slater, is built of Sussex sandstone from Scaynes Hill; the chapel was dedicated to St Mary and St Nicolas in 1911, although the college worshipped in the finished crypt from 1875. Inside can be found, amongst other things, the tomb of the founder, three organs, a rose window designed by Stephen Dykes Bower, completed in 1977, the largest rose window in England, being 32 ft in diameter. People acknowledge it as the largest school chapel in the world, despite the fact that there appears to be no study or survey publicly available that can confirm that; the eastern organ is a two-manual mechanical organ built by the Danish firm Frobenius and was installed and voiced in situ in 1986. That year marked the completion of the rebuild of the four-manual Walker organ at the west end of the chapel – both of which were showcased in the opening concert by the American organ virtuoso, Carlo Curley. A stained-glass window was commissioned in memory of Trevor Huddleston OL, consecrated by Desmond Tutu on 22 May 2007.
The chapel is open to the public. During World War II, students were evacuated to Downton Castle in Herefordshire. Both the main college and the prep school buildings were requisitioned by the Admiralty and became part of the Royal Navy shore establishment HMS King Alfred. In 1856 Lancing created its own code of football, regarded as a means of fostering teamwork. George Warner Allen, artist Tim Battersby, composer and lyricist David Bedford, composer Giles Cooper, radio dramatist John Lowry-Corry, 8th Earl Belmore, art collector Frederick Gore, artist and author Brodrick Haldane, society portrait photographer Henry Hardy and composer Sir Peter Pears, tenor Edward Piper, artist Sir Tim Rice, lyricist Neil Richardson, composer Stuart Cloete, novelist Andrew Crofts, ghostwriter Plantagenet Somerset Fry and author Mark Mills and screenplay writer Jan Morris and journalist Alex Preston, novelist Tom Sharpe, novelist Evelyn Waugh, novelist Philip Womack and journalist George Baker, actor Christopher Hampton, playwright Sir David Hare, playwright Alex Horne, comedian Royce Ryton and playwright Jeremy Sinden, actor Dali Tambo, South African TV presenter Jamie Theakston, TV and radio presenter John Williams, actor Simon Cotton, actor & playwright Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana Greg Barker, Baron Barker of Battle, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Nicholas Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court, Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary Tom Driberg, Baron Bradwell, Chairman of the Labour Party Sir Roger Fulford, President of the Liberal Party Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Member of Parliament for Lanark Sir Robert Megarry, Vice-Chancellor of the Chancery Division, Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court Hugh Molson, Baron