John Nash, Baron Nash
John Alfred Stoddard Nash, Baron Nash a British businessman formerly a Conservative Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools and co-founder of the charity Future, founded in 2005 which sponsors academies. Nash was Chair of the British Venture Capital Association and on the board of the Conservative think-tank, the Centre for Policy Studies, he is joint chairman of the Governors of Pimlico Academy. John Nash was educated at Milton Abbey School, a boarding independent school in the village of Milton Abbas in Dorset, followed by Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford, where he read Law, obtained an M. A. After reading Law at Corpus Christi College, Nash became a barrister before moving into finance. Nash was Assistant Director of Lazard Brothers and Co Ltd before moving to private equity firm Advent Limited, becoming its managing director in 1986, he was co-founder of private equity firm Sovereign Capital, as well as being chair of the British Venture Capital Association from 1988 to 1989.
He is the former chairman of one of the biggest contractors to the NHS, Care UK. In January 2013 Nash left Sovereign Capital to pursue his political interests. In January 2013 Lord Nash was appointed as schools minister, he became a life peer as Baron Nash, of Ewelme in the County of Oxfordshire on 21 January 2013. He and his wife have donated £300,000 to the Conservative Party and according to the Telegraph, the appointment raises concern about a potential conflict of interest and appointment of donors though the Department for Education said he would not make business decisions whilst in office. In April, Labour councillors called for an inquiry after the new Pimlico primary school where Nash was co-chairman of the governors appointed an unqualified teacher as headmistress ahead of its opening in September. Further criticism followed. In March 2014, the Conservative minister rejected the council bid for Holborn and St Pancras building a post-comprehensive school, called a "university training school", but promised only to build them in Cambridge and Birmingham.
In October 2016, following a backlash from schools and parents and the national boycott of the school census expansion, he wrote that newly collected pupils’ nationality and country of birth data would not be included in the National Pupil Database. In a letter to peers seen by Schools Week, Nash defended the sharing of pupil address and school data with the Home Office, but admitted the new information called for a different approach, saying, "given the sensitivity of the new information being collected we will not add this to the NPD, so no-one outside the department will be able to access it." Members of the House of Lords went on to oppose the change in law in a debate and motion-of-regret, tabled by the Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Lord Storey. On 31 October 2016 the House of Lords agreed after debate, with the regret motion on the expansion of the collection of pupil data: “That this House regrets that information about pupils’ nationality and country of birth collected under the Education Regulations 2016 could be used to help determine a child’s immigration status.”Lord Nash resigned from government on 28 September 2017 and was replaced by Sir Theodore Agnew DL as an unpaid Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education
John Lester "Johnny" Nash, Jr. is an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, "I Can See Clearly Now". He was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica. Born John Lester Nash, Jr. in Houston, Texas, he began as a pop singer in the 1950s. He released four albums for ABC-Paramount, with his self-named debut in 1958. Around 20 singles were released between 1958 & 1964 on a variety of labels such as Groove, Chess and Warners, he enjoyed success as an actor early in his career, appearing in the screen version of playwright Louis S. Peterson's Take a Giant Step. Nash won a Silver Sail Award for his performance from the Locarno International Film Festival. In 1965, Johnny Nash and Danny Sims formed the JODA Records label in New York. One of the more interesting signings was four brothers from Newport, Rhode Island, ages 9, 11, 15 and 16, called The Cowsills; the Cowsills went into the studio in New York with session musicians and recorded a number of songs like "Either You Do Or You Don't" and "You Can't Go Halfway".
The Cowsills wrote and recorded their own song, "All I Really Wanta Be Is Me", which became the group's debut single release on JODA. Nash recorded several hits in Jamaica, where he travelled in early 1968, as his girlfriend had family links with local TV and radio host and novel writer Neville Willoughby. Nash planned to try breaking the local rocksteady sound in the United States. Willoughby introduced him to Bob Marley & The Wailing Wailers. Members Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh and Rita Marley introduced him to the local scene. Nash signed all four to an exclusive recording contract with his JAD label and an exclusive publishing contract with Cayman music. An advance was paid in the form of a weekly wage and JAD financed some of their recordings, some with Byron Lee's Dragonaires and some with other local musicians such as Jackie Jackson and Lynn Taitt. None of the Marley and Tosh songs he produced were successful. Only two singles were released at the time: "Bend Down Low" and "Reggae on Broadway", recorded in London in 1972 on the same sessions that produced "I Can See Clearly Now."
"I Can See Clearly Now" sold over one million copies, was awarded a gold disc by the R. I. A. A. in November 1972. "I Can See Clearly Now" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 4, 1972, remained atop the chart for four weeks, spent the same four weeks atop the adult contemporary chart. The I Can See Clearly Now album includes four original Marley compositions published by JAD: "Guava Jelly", "Comma Comma", "You Poured Sugar On Me" and the follow-up hit "Stir It Up". "There Are More Questions Than Answers" was a third hit single taken from the album. Nash was active as a composer in the Swedish romance Vill så gärna tro in which he portrayed Robert; the film soundtrack instrumental reggae with strings, was co-composed by Bob Marley and arranged by Fred Jordan. JAD Records ceased to exist in 1971, but it was revived in 1997 by American Marley specialist Roger Steffens and French musician and producer Bruno Blum for the Complete Bob Marley & the Wailers 1967–1972 ten-album series, for which several of the Nash-produced Marley and Tosh tracks were mixed or remixed by Blum for release.
Nash's biggest hits were the early reggae tunes "Hold Me Tight" and "Stir It Up", the latter written by Bob Marley prior to Marley's international success. In the UK, his biggest hit was with the song "Tears On My Pillow" which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in July 1975 for one week. After a cover of Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World" and "Let’s Go Dancing" in 1979, for many years Nash seemed to have dropped out of sight, with the exception of a brief resurgence in the mid-1980s with the album Here Again, preceded by the minor UK hit, "Rock Me Baby." Younger audiences were introduced to Nash's music with the appearance of Jimmy Cliff's cover of "I Can See Clearly Now" in Disney's 1993 hit film Cool Runnings. In May 2006, Nash was singing again at SugarHill Recording Studios and at Tierra Studios in his native Houston. Working with SugarHill chief engineer Andy Bradley and Tierra Studios' grammy-winning Randy Miller, he began the work of transferring analog tapes of his songs from the 1970s and 1980s to Pro Tools digital format.
Johnny Nash has four acting credits in television. In 1959, he had the lead role as Spencer Scott in Take a Giant Step, directed by Philip Leacock, one of the first black family films written by a black writer. In 1960 he appeared as "Apple" alongside Dennis Hopper in the crime drama Key Witness. In 1971, he played Robert in the Swedish romance Vill så gärna tro. 1958: Johnny Nash 1959: I Got Rhythm 1959: Quiet Hour 1960: Let's Get Lost 1961: Starring Johnny Nash 1964: Composer's Choice 1968: Hold Me Tight # 109 US 1969: Prince of Peace 1969: Let's Go Dancing 1972: Teardrops in the Rain 1972: I Can See Clearly Now # 39 UK, # 23 US 1973: My Merry-Go-Round, # 169 US 1974: Celebrate Life 1975: Tears on My Pillow 1977: What a Wonderful World 1979: Let's Go Dancing 1986: Here Again 1977: Johnny Nash Collection # 18 UK 1979: The Johnny Nash Album 1981: Stir It Up 1993: The Reggae Collection 1996: The Best of Johnny Classicbands.com biography "I Ca
John Forbes Nash Jr.
John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, the study of partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision-making inside complex systems found in everyday life, his theories are used in economics. Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi. In 2015, he shared the Abel Prize with Louis Nirenberg for his work on nonlinear partial differential equations. John Nash is the only person to be awarded both the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the Abel Prize. In 1959, Nash began showing clear signs of mental illness, spent several years at psychiatric hospitals being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. After 1970, his condition improved, allowing him to return to academic work by the mid-1980s.
His struggles with his illness and his recovery became the basis for Sylvia Nasar's biography, A Beautiful Mind, as well as a film of the same name starring Russell Crowe as Nash. On May 23, 2015, Nash and his wife Alicia were killed in a car crash while riding in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, he is survived by John Charles Martin Nash and John Stier. Nash was born on June 1928, in Bluefield, West Virginia, his father, John Forbes Nash, was an electrical engineer for the Appalachian Electric Power Company. His mother, Margaret Virginia Nash, had been a schoolteacher, he was baptized in the Episcopal Church. He had Martha. Nash attended kindergarten and public school, he learned from books provided by his parents and grandparents. Nash's parents pursued opportunities to supplement their son's education, arranged for him to take advanced mathematics courses at a local community college during his final year of high school, he attended Carnegie Institute of Technology through a full benefit of the George Westinghouse Scholarship majoring in chemical engineering.
He switched to a chemistry major and at the advice of his teacher John Lighton Synge, to mathematics. After graduating in 1948 with both a B. S. and M. S. in mathematics, Nash accepted a scholarship to Princeton University, where he pursued further graduate studies in mathematics. Nash's adviser and former Carnegie professor Richard Duffin wrote a letter of recommendation for Nash's entrance to Princeton stating, "He is a mathematical genius." Nash was accepted at Harvard University. However, the chairman of the mathematics department at Princeton, Solomon Lefschetz, offered him the John S. Kennedy fellowship, convincing Nash that Princeton valued him more. Further, he considered Princeton more favorably because of its proximity to his family in Bluefield. At Princeton, he began work on his equilibrium theory known as the Nash equilibrium. Nash earned a Ph. D. degree in 1950 with a 28-page dissertation on non-cooperative games. The thesis, written under the supervision of doctoral advisor Albert W. Tucker, contained the definition and properties of the Nash equilibrium, a crucial concept in non-cooperative games.
It won Nash the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994. Publications authored by Nash relating to the concept are in the following papers: Nash, John Forbes. "Equilibrium Points in N-person Games". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 36: 48–49. Doi:10.1073/pnas.36.1.48. MR 0031701. PMC 1063129. PMID 16588946. Nash, John Forbes. "The Bargaining Problem". Econometrica. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI. 18: 155–62. Doi:10.2307/1907266. JSTOR 1907266. MR 0035977. Nash, John Forbes. "Non-cooperative Games". Annals of Mathematics. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University. 54: 286–95. Doi:10.2307/1969529. JSTOR 1969529. MR 0043432. Nash, John Forbes. "Two-person Cooperative Games". Econometrica. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI. 21: 128–40. Doi:10.2307/1906951. MR 0053471. Archived from the original on March 29, 2017. Retrieved January 4, 2017. Nash did groundbreaking work in the area of real algebraic geometry: John Forbes. "Real algebraic manifolds". Annals of Mathematics. 56: 405–21.
Doi:10.2307/1969649. JSTOR 1969649. MR 0050928. See "Proc. Internat. Congr. Math". AMS. 1952: 516–17. His work in mathematics includes the Nash embedding theorem, which shows that every abstract Riemannian manifold can be isometrically realized as a submanifold of Euclidean space, he made significant contributions to the theory of nonlinear parabolic partial differential equations and to singularity theory. Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov writes about Nash's work: Nash was solving classical mathematical problems, difficult problems, something that nobody else was able to do, not to imagine how to do it.... But what Nash discovered in the course of his constructions of isometric embeddings is far from'classical' — it is something that brings about a dramatic alteration of our understanding of the basic logic of analysis and differential geometry. Judging from the classical perspective, what Nash has achieved in his papers is as impossible as the story of his life... is work on isometric immersions... opened a new world of mathematics that stretches in front of our eyes in yet unknown directions and still waits to be explored.
John Milnor gives a list of 21 publications. In the Nash biography A Beautiful Mind, author Sylvia Nasar explains that Nash was working on proving Hilbert's nineteenth problem, a theorem involving elliptic partial differential equ
John Nash (cricket administrator)
John Henry Nash was an English cricket administrator. John Nash was Secretary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1931 until his retirement in 1971, when he was succeeded by Joe Lister, he became one of the most respected figures in cricket, making a host of friends throughout the world. He joined the clerical staff at Yorkshire in 1922 and in his time as secretary he saw a full day's cricket because of the complexity of administrative duties, but his efficiency became a by-word, he was joint-manager with Brigadier M. A. Green of the M. C. C. team captained by F. R. Brown that toured Australia and New Zealand in 1950-51. Outside of cricket, he led a full life, he was an organist of great ability, playing for many years at Farsley Parish Church, where he was secretary of the Church Council. He died from a heart attack in April 1977. Yorkshire County Cricket Club
John Nash (artist)
John Northcote Nash was a British painter of landscapes and still-lives, a wood engraver and illustrator of botanic works. He was the younger brother of the artist Paul Nash. Nash was born in London, the younger son of lawyer William Harry Nash who served as recorder of Abingdon, his mother came from a family with a naval tradition. In 1901 the family moved to Buckinghamshire. Nash was educated afterwards at Wellington College, Berkshire, he enjoyed botany, but was unsure which career path to take. At first he worked as a newspaper reporter for the Middlesex and Berkshire Gazette, in 1910, his brother became a student at the Slade School of Art the same year, through his brother Paul, met Claughton Pellew and Dora Carrington. John Nash had no formal art training, but was encouraged by his brother to develop his abilities as a draughtsman, his early work included Biblical scenes, comic drawings and landscapes. A joint exhibition with Paul at the Dorien Leigh Gallery, London, in 1913 was successful, John was invited to become a founder-member of the London Group in 1914.
He was an important influence on the work of the artist Dora Carrington, some of her works have been mistaken for his in the past. In 1915 Nash joined Harold Gilman in Robert Bevan's Cumberland Market Group and in May that year exhibited with Gilman, Charles Ginner and Robert Bevan at the Goupil Gallery. Nash's health prevented him enlisting at the outbreak of the First World War but from November 1916 to January 1918 he served in the Artists Rifles, the unit that his brother had joined in 1914 before taking a commission in the Hampshire Regiment, he served as a sergeant at the battle of Cambrai. On the recommendation of his brother, Paul worked as an official war artist from 1918. In 1914 Nash began painting in oils with the encouragement of Harold Gilman, whose meticulous craftsmanship influenced his finest landscapes. Nash's most famous painting is Over the Top, now hanging in the Imperial War Museum, it is an image of the counter-attack at Welsh Ridge on 30 December 1917, during which the 1st Battalion Artists' Rifles left their trenches and pushed towards Marcoing near Cambrai.
Of the eighty men, sixty-eight were wounded during the first few minutes. Nash was one of the twelve spared by the shell-fire, painted this picture three months later; the Cornfield, held by the Tate Gallery, was the first painting Nash completed that did not depict the theme of war. The picture with its ordered view of the landscape and geometric treatment of the corn stooks prefigures his brother Paul's Equivalents for the Megaliths. Nash said that he and Paul used to paint for their own pleasure only after six o'clock, when their work as war artists was over for the day. Hence the long shadows cast by the evening sun across the middle of the painting. Nash married Carrington's friend Dorothy Christine Kühlenthal in May 1918, she was the daughter of a German chemist who had settled in Gerrards Cross and had studied at the Slade. Their only child, was born in 1930. From 1918 to 1921, Nash lived at Gerrard's Cross, with summer expeditions to the Chiltern Hills and Gloucestershire. In 1919 he became a member of the New English Art Club, in 1921 he became the first art critic for The London Mercury.
He moved to Meadle, near Princes Risborough in Buckinghamshire, in 1921, which remained his permanent home until 1944. He visited the valley of the River Stour in Essex and Suffolk, where he bought a summer cottage. After the First World War, Nash's efforts went into painting landscapes. Eric Newton, the art historian said of him'If I wanted a foreigner to understand the mood of a typical English landscape, I would show him Nash's best watercolours." Emotions, concerning the war continued to linger for many years. This is evident in The Moat, Grange Farm, oil on canvas, exhibited in 1922. In this brooding landscape the trees and their tendril-like branches envelope the entire picture plane; the dark subtle colours and evening light give the painting a claustrophobic atmosphere. This painting, completed a few years after the war, is characterised by a sense of bleak desolation that suggests the profound introspection that for many followed the devastation of the war. Although he had a great love of nature Nash used natural subjects to convey powerful and sensitive thoughts concerning the human condition.
He was close friends with the writer Ronald Blythe, who dedicated his best-selling book Akenfield to the artist, who shared his love of the unmanaged forest where fallen trees were left to create their own chaos. In 1923 Nash became a member of the Modern English Water-colour Society. In 1923 he worked in 1924 in Bath and Bristol. From 1924 to 1929 he taught at The Ruskin School of Fine Art. In 1927, he illustrated a book on Poisonous Plants. From 1934 to 1940 he taught at the Royal College of Art in London, working on wood engravings and lithographs. In 1939 he visited the Gower Peninsula, near Swansea – the first of many visits to Gower and other parts of Wales. Nash was an accomplished printmaker, he was a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920. He produced woodcuts and wood engravings first as illustrations to literary periodicals, increasingly as illustrations for books produced by the private presses.
John Nash (architect)
John Nash was one of the foremost British architects of the Regency and Georgian eras, during which he was responsible for the design, in the neoclassical and picturesque styles, of many important areas of London. His designs were financed by the Prince Regent, by the era's most successful property developer, James Burton, with whose son Decimus Burton he collaborated extensively. Nash's best-known solo designs are the Royal Pavilion, Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace; the majority of his buildings, including those to the design of which the Burtons did not contribute, were built by the company of James Burton. Nash was born during 1752 in Lambeth, south London, the son of a Welsh millwright called John. From 1766 or 67, John Nash trained with the architect Sir Robert Taylor. On 28 April 1775, at the now demolished church of St Mary Newington, Nash married his first wife Jane Elizabeth Kerr, daughter of a surgeon, he seems to have pursued a career as a surveyor and carpenter. This gave him an income of around £300 a year.
The couple set up home at Royal Row Lambeth. He established his own architectural practice in 1777 as well as being in partnership with a timber merchant, Richard Heaviside; the couple had two children, both were baptised at St Mary-at-Lambeth, John on 9 June 1776 and Hugh on 28 April 1778. In June 1778 "By the ill conduct of his wife found it necessary to send her into Wales in order to work a reformation on her", the cause of this appears to have been the claim that Jane Nash "Had imposed two spurious children on him as his and her own, notwithstanding she had never had any child" and she had contracted several debts unknown to her husband, including one for milliners' bills of £300; the claim that Jane had faked her pregnancies and passed babies she had acquired off as her own was brought before the Consistory court of the Bishop of London. His wife was sent to Aberavon to lodge with Nash's cousin Ann Morgan, but she developed a relationship with a local man Charles Charles. In an attempt at reconciliation Jane returned to London in June 1779, but she continued to act extravagantly so he sent her to another cousin, Thomas Edwards of Neath.
She gave birth just after Christmas, acknowledged Charles Charles as the father. In 1781 Nash instigated action against Jane for separation on grounds of adultery; the case was tried at Hereford in 1782, Charles, found guilty was unable to pay the damages of £76 and subsequently died in prison. The divorce was read 26 January 1787, his career was unsuccessful and short-lived. After inheriting £1000 in 1778 from his uncle Thomas, he invested the money in building his first known independent works, 15–17 Bloomsbury Square and 66–71 Great Russell Street in Bloomsbury, but the property failed to let and he was declared bankrupt on 30 September 1783. His debts were £ 5000, including £ 2000 he had been lent by his brothers. A blue plaque commemorating Nash was placed on 66 Great Russell Street by English Heritage in 2013. Nash left London in 1784 to live in Carmarthen, to where his mother had retired, her family being from the area. In 1785 he and a local man Samuel Simon Saxon re-roofed the town's church for 600 Guineas.
Nash and Saxon seem to have worked as building suppliers of building materials. Nash's London buildings had been standard Georgian terrace houses, it was in Wales that he matured as an architect, his first major work in the area was the first of three prisons he would design, Carmarthen 1789–92, this prison was planned by the penal reformer John Howard and Nash developed this into the finished building. He went on to design the prisons at Hereford, it was at Hereford that Nash met Richard Payne Knight, whose theories on the picturesque as applies to architecture and landscape would influence Nash. The commission for Hereford Gaol came after the death of William Blackburn, to have designed the building, Nash's design was accepted after James Wyatt approved of the design. By 1789 St David's Cathedral was suffering from structural problems, the west front was leaning forward by one foot, Nash was called in to survey the structure and develop a plan to save the building, his solution completed in 1791 was to demolish the upper part of the facade and rebuild it with two large but inelegant flying buttresses.
In 1790 Nash met Uvedale Price, whose theories of the Picturesque would have a major future influence on Nash's town planning. In the short term Price would commission Nash to design Castle House Aberystwyth, its plan took the form of a rightangled triangle, with an octagonal tower at each corner, sited on the edge of the sea. This marked a more imaginative approach to design in Nash's work. One of Nash's most important developments were a series of medium-sized country houses that he designed in Wales, these developed the villa designs of his teacher Sir Robert Taylor. Most of these villas consist of a square plan with a small entrance hall with a staircase offset in the middle to one side, around which are placed the main rooms, there is a less prominent Servants' quarters in a wing attached to one side of the villa; the buildings are only two floors in height, the elevations of the main block are symmetrical. One of the finest of these villas is Llanerchaeron, at least a dozen villas were designed throughout south Wales.
Others, in Pembrokeshire, include Ffynone, built for the Colby family at Boncath near Manordeifi, Foley House, built for the lawyer R
John Nash (Australian politician)
John Brady Nash was an Australian politician. He was born at sea en route to Melbourne to surgeon Andrew Margaret Brady, he was educated at St Patrick's College and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where he gained an MD in 1888. He practiced at Wallsend and at Lambton serving as honorary surgeon at Royal Newcastle Hospital and Wallsend Hospital. On 5 April 1888 he married Agnes McCormick, he was a member of the 4th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, becoming a captain in 1886 and a major in 1896. He served during World War I with the Australian Army Medical Corps from 1914 to 1916, during which time he became an honorary lieutenant colonel. In 1900 he had been appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council, where he remained until his death in Sydney in 1925