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WEBSTER, Alan Brunskill (1918 - 2007), Dean of St Paul’s, 1978–87, then Dean Emeritus

WEBSTER, Alec (1934 - 2008), Regional Chairman, British Gas Wales, 1989–92

WEBSTER, Alen Gregg (1946 - 2001), Assistant Director-General, Director, Development and Training Services and Member, Board of Management, British Council, since 1995

WEBSTER, Alistair Stevenson (born 1953), QC 1995; a Recorder, since 1996 (an Assistant Recorder, 1992–96)

WEBSTER, Bryan Courtney (born 1931), Director of Army Quartering, 1982–86

WEBSTER, Charles - Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1988–2004, now Emeritus Fellow

WEBSTER, Cyril Charles (1909 - 2007), Chief Scientific Officer, Agricultural Research Council, 1971–75 (Scientific Adviser, 1965–71)

WEBSTER, David (Jay) (1931 - 2003), Chairman, Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Broadcasting and the Information Society, since 1988; consultant to international companies and institutions

WEBSTER, David MacLaren (born 1937), QC 1980; a Circuit Judge, 1987–2003 (Resident Judge, Salisbury); Hon. Recorder of Salisbury, 2002–05

WEBSTER, Derek Adrian (1927 - 2013), Chairman and Editorial Director, Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, 1974–86

WEBSTER, Ian Stevenson (1925 - 2002), a Circuit Judge, 1981–95

WEBSTER, Janice Helen (born 1944), Judge, First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Tribunal (formerly part-time Chairman, Appeals Service), 1996–2015; legal expert to Council of Europe, 1993–97

WEBSTER, John Bainbridge (born 1955), Professor of Divinity, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, since 2013

WEBSTER, (John) Paul (Garrett) (born 1942), Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Business Management, Imperial College London, since 2005

WEBSTER, (Keith) Edward (born 1935), Professor of Anatomy and Human Biology (formerly Professor of Anatomy), King’s College, University of London, 1975–2000

WEBSTER, Patrick (born 1928), a Chairman, Industrial, then Employment, Tribunals, Cardiff Region, 1965–2000 (full-time Chairman, 1976–93); a Recorder, 1972–93

WEBSTER, Peter (Edlin) (1924 - 2009), a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, 1980–92

WEBSTER, (Richard) Michael (Otley) (born 1942), Secretary, The Royal Hampshire Regiment Trust, 2004–06; one of HM Body Guard, Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, 1993–2012 (Standard Bearer, 2010–12)

WEBSTER, Robert Gordon (born 1932), Professor of Virology and Molecular Biology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

WEBSTER, Robin Gordon MacLennan (born 1939), Partner, cameronwebster architects, since 2005; Professor of Architecture, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 1984–2004


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A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction of an A* grade also for General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels was proposed in 2002, it became part of the debate about standards. Those who supported the introduction argued that the additional grade was necessary to reward and acknowledge the achievement of outstanding candidates, while opponents suggested that it represented an inflation of the grading system and was indicative of a general lowering of standards.

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