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Whiteley, George Derek Pepys (1906-1988), barrister, librarian and art historian

  • Person
  • 1906-1988

Derek Pepys Whiteley was born in 1906, the son of Gerard Tarver Whiteley and the Hon. Amy Theresa Pepys. He was educated at Sherborne and King's College, and was called to the Bar from the Middle Temple in 1931. He became senior legal assistant in the Treasury Solicitor's Department, retiring in 1957; and from 1959 to 1970 was Assistant Pepys Librarian. An expert on Victorian art history, he wrote a life of George du Maurier, and articles for DNB.

White, Robert (1645–1703), engraver

  • Person
  • 1645–1703

An English draughtsman and engraver. A Londoner, he was a pupil of David Loggan, and became a leading portrait engraver. White was celebrated for his original portraits, drawn in pencil on vellum in the manner of Loggan. He died in reduced circumstances in Bloomsbury Market, where he had long resided, in November 1703.

Wheeler, Brigadier Sir Edward Oliver (1890-1962), surveyor, mountaineer and soldier

  • Person
  • 18 April 1890 - 19 March 1962

Brigadier Sir Edward Oliver Wheeler was a Canadian surveyor, mountain climber and soldier. Wheeler participated in the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921. He was an accomplished mountain climber and on the 1921 expedition was one of the team to reach the 7000 metre North Col. As a Brigadier in the British Army he was appointed Surveyor General of India in 1941. He was knighted for the work he did surveying India.

Westmacott, Sir Richard (1775–1856), sculptor

  • Person
  • 15 July 1775 - 1 September 1856

In 1827 he became professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy, a post he held until his death. During his forty-year career he created about 275 works and early on distinguished himself as a leading sculptor of civic and national monuments.

Waterland, Daniel (1683-1740), theologian and Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

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  • 14 February 1683 - 23 December 1740

Master of Magdalene College, 1713-1740

Matriculated in 1699, aged 16. Became a Fellow in 1704;. Served as Vice-Chancellor, 1715-1716. He was an influential theologian; Royal Chaplain, and Archdeacon of Middlesex, 1730. He refused the Bishopric of Llandaff. He was author of many learned works (ed. Van Mildert, 6 vols). ‘Few names, recorded in the annals of the Church of England, stand so high in the estimation of its most sound and intelligent members, as that of Dr Waterland… this distinguished writer’ (Van Mildert, vol 1, p. 1).

College Magazine
Article: ‘Student counselling, eighteenth-century style’ by Ged Martin, College Magazine, No. 26 (1981-82) pp. 45-49
Article by Eamon Duffy, College Magazine, No. 33 (1988-89) pp. 22-26

Waring, Edward (1736-1798), mathematician and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge

  • Person
  • 1736-1798

Matriculated in 1753; Senior Wrangler, 1757; Fellow, 1758-1776.

At the age of 24 he was elected Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, 1760-1798.
Fellow of the Royal Society, 1763 – Copley medallist.

Although a qualified (if nervous) physician, he abandoned medicine for mathematics and became ‘Magdalene’s greatest mathematical don. In his prime he was the most famous mathematician in England…lonely, disturbed, isolated…a mathematical genius’ (Dr S. Martin). He wrote ‘one of the most abstruse books written on the abstrusest parts of Algebra’, which made his name famous throughout Europe.

Wardle, Peter (1929–2016), artist

  • Person
  • 1929–2016

Peter Wardle studied at Leicester School of Art and the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. He has been a professional portrait painter for more than forty years, working in Oxford, Toulouse, and London. His portraits can be found in many Oxford and Cambridge colleges, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. His portrait of Sir Peter Strawson was featured in the Guardian, Wednesday February 15 2006. He regularly exhibits with the Royal Portrait Society and has held one man exhibitions in London, Oxford, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Paris and Lisbon.

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