John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on January 3, 1892, to Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield Tolkien. He was a major scholar of the English language, and also wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories, which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of our world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. J.R.R. Tolkien Biography and Profile.
Sir Peter Mansfield was born on 9 October 1933 and grew up in London. Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield is an inventor who has changed the lives of millions, a scientist who has created revolutionary new pathways for physics, and a role model for people everywhere who want to achieve success from the most humble backgrounds. Sir Peter’s early work was in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), then being used to study the chemical structure of substances. Peter Mansfield Biography and Profile.
Mel Stride, born on 30 September 1961, was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Oxford University, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union. He was previously Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General from June 2017 to May 2019. He was elected the Conservative MP for Central Devon in 2010. Mel Stride was appointed as the government’s Leader of the House of Commons on Thursday 23 May 2019, replacing Andrea Leadsom who quit in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy. Mel Stride Biography and Profile.
Chris Williamson, born 16 September, spent almost 20 years working to ensure Derby people have the very best services. Political interests: Poverty, animal welfare, urban regeneration, environment, climate change, local government, community empowerment. In Derby City Council, I introduced free home care and saw what an impact it made. The policy I introduced in Derby saved the local NHS millions of pounds. Read Christopher Williamson Biography and Profile.
Dominic Grieve born 24 May 1956, was first elected as MP for Beaconsfield in 1997, entering Parliament from a career as a barrister and having served as a councillor in Hammersmith and in the Territorial Army. He was appointed to the opposition front bench in 1999 as spokesman on Constitutional affairs and moved to the Home affairs team covering criminal justice in 2001 before being made shadow Attorney General by Michael Howard in 2003. Read Dominic Charles Roberts Grieve Biography and Profile.