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Browne, Arthur

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN118
  • Person
  • c.1757-1840

Arthur Browne was an architect and designer based in Norwich. Browne was a founding member of the Norwich Society of Artists in 1805 and was its president in 1807. In the same year, he was commissioned by Joseph Salusbury Muskett to rebuild Intwood Hall in Norfolk. In 1823 he designed and built the cast iron Magdalene Bridge, also known as the Great Bridge, in Cambridge. In 1825 he was invited to submit plans for New Court at St John’s College, Cambridge, but his designs were not implemented. He died in 1840.

Browne, Thomas

  • GB-1859-SJAC-PN42
  • Person
  • 1654-1741

Adm. sizar to St. John's College (matric. 1672); B.A. 1675-1676; M.A. 1679; Fellow 1678-1708.

Brumell, Edward

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN28
  • Person
  • 1815-1901

Brumell was born at Morpeth, and admitted a sizar to Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1832. He did not reside, but matriculated at St John’s College the following year. He was the Smith’s Prizeman, BA 1837 (3rd Wrangler) and Bachelor of Divinity 1848.

He was a fellow and tutor at St John’s College, and during 1846 served as Senior Proctor of the University. Ordained a deacon in 1844 and a priest in Ely a year later, Brumell became rector of Holt in Norfolk in 1853, and remained there until his death in 1901. He served as Rural Dean 1858-1900.

Brumell died without issue in 1901.

Obituary in The Eagle: Vol 23, Michaelmas Term 1901, p. 78
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Budden, Kenneth George

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN147
  • Person
  • 1915-2005

Kenneth Budden was born on 23rd June 1915 in Portsmouth, the son of George Easthope Budden, Engineer and Civil Servant, Admiralty, and Hannah Gertrude Homer Rea. He was admitted to St John’s in 1933 to study Natural Sciences where he chose to specialise in Physics. He graduated BA in 1936 and subsequently joined a research group in the Cavendish Laboratory working on the propagation of very-long-wavelength radio waves, being awarded his PhD in 1940.

Between 1939 and 1941 Budden was employed by the Telecommunications Research Establishment, before moving to the British Air Commission, Washington, DC 1941-1944. In 1945 he was engaged with Air Command, South-East Asia before working at Delanium Limited as Director of Research until 1947.

In 1947 he returned to the University of Cambridge and St John’s, initially as a University Demonstrator in Physics until 1953 when he became Lecturer in Physics, a position he held until 1965. Between 1965 and 1982 Budden achieved the position of Reader in Physics (Emeritus 1982). Parallel to this, at St John’s he was a Supervisor in Physics from 1947 to 1956, as well as Lecturer between 1956 and 1982, and Director of Studies for Physics 1961-77. He was also a Fellow of the College from 1947 until his death in 2005.

Budden wrote numerous books and papers on the propagation of radio waves, and in 1999 was awarded the Gold Medal of The Royal Astronomical Society in recognition of his contribution to Geophysics.

Obituary in The Eagle: Vol 88, 2006, p. 80
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Bullock, George

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN140
  • Person
  • c. 1520/1-1572

George Bullock was an English Roman Catholic theologian. He studied at Cambridge and had become a College fellow by 1538. He was one of the appellants who challenged the governance of John Taylor. Although many of his fellow appellants left the College, Bullock remained. Uncomfortable with the protestant leanings of Edward VI, Bullock fled to the Netherlands. Bulllock returned to England after Mary's accession to the throne. He returned to Cambridge and took a degree of BTh in 1554 and on 12 May was elected Master of St John's.

He became Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity in 1556 and graduated Doctor of Divinity in 1557. He was appointed vicar of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in 1556, and later the same year rector of Great Munden. On the accession of Elizabeth I he was deprived of all his positions, when he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy.

Bullock once again left for the continent and travelled to Paris where he was invited to take refuge in the monastery at Ninove in the Netherlands. He remained at Ninove for eight years before moving to Antwerp where he printed Oeconomia methodica concordantiarum scripturae sacrae.

Bullock died in 1572 a few months after the publication of his book.

Catherine (Katherine) of York

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN86
  • Person
  • 1479-1527

Born at Eltham Palace, Greenwich in 1479, Katherine of York was the daughter of King Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville, and later sister-in-law to Henry VII. In October 1495, she married William Courtenay (1475-1511) and the couple had three children – Henry, Edward and Margaret. After her husband’s death, Katherine took a vow of celibacy and never remarried. She died at Tiverton Castle in 1527.

Cavalcanti, Giovanni

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN76
  • Person
  • 1480-1542

Florentine merchant and guarantor for royal works completed by Pietro Torrigiano.

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