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BIGGE, William Egelric (1850 - 1916), Chairman, Associated Board of Royal College and Royal Academy of Music

ROOKE, James Smith (1916 - 2011), Chief Executive, British Overseas Trade Board, 1972–75; HM Diplomatic Service, retired; Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, 1980–97

ROBJOHNS, Sydney (1878 - 1954), Violinist; Professor, lecturer and examiner at Royal Academy of Music; Examiner for Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music, London

DALE, Benjamin James (1885 - 1943), Warden of the Royal Academy of Music, London; Member of Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London

GRUTSCHNIG, Karl (1888 - 1965), painter and sculptor; late Professor at Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Member of Board of Examiners for Teachers at Grammar Schools

GASCOIGNE, Hubert Claude Victor (died 1959), Professor of Pianoforte and Examiner at Royal Academy of Music and Ipswich Conservatoire of Music; Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music

KING, Frederic (1853 - 1933), Member of the Committee of Management of the Royal Academy of Music, 1912–23; late Member of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music; Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music 1890–1931

ABRAMSKY, Jennifer (Gita) (born 1946), Chair: National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, 2008–14; Board of Trustees, University of London, 2008–14; Royal Academy of Music, since 2014

d’OISLY, (Emile) Maurice (1882 - 1949), operatic and concert artist; Professor of Singing at Royal Academy of Music; Examiner for Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London

CATHCART, George Clark (died 1951), Consulting Surgeon to the Throat Hospital, Golden Square; Hon. Laryngologist Royal Academy of Music; late Member of the Special Aural Board, Ministry of Pensions; Aurist, Laryngologist, Rhinologist

MACKAIL, John William (1859 - 1945), Professor of Ancient Literature in the Royal Academy; Professor of Poetry, Oxford University, 1906–11; President of the Classical Association, 1922–23; of the English Association, 1929–30; of the British Academy, 1932–36; Hon. Fellow (formerly Scholar and Fellow) of Balliol College, Oxford; Examiner and Assistant Secretary, Board of Education, 1885–1919

REID, George (Newlands) (born 1939), PC 2004; Member, UK Electoral Commission, 2010–13; Chairman, Remuneration Board, National Assembly for Wales, 2010–13; Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire, 2011–14; Professorial Fellow, University of Stirling and London Academy of Diplomacy, since 2014

SIBLEY, Antoinette (born 1939), Prima Ballerina, The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden; President, Royal Academy of Dance (formerly of Dancing), 1991–2012 (Vice-President, 1989–91); guest coach, Royal Ballet, since 1991; Governor, Royal Ballet Board, since 2000

MAYSTADT, Philippe (born 1948), President, and Chairman, Board of Directors, European Investment Bank, 2000–11; President: Belgian Academy for Research and Higher Education, since 2014; International Center for European Education, since 2015

GALLARDO, Angel (1867 - 1934), Chairman of Local Board of Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway; President of the Academy of Sciences in Buenos Aires, 1927–35; Civil Engineer and Doctor in Natural Science

MacGONIGAL, Maurice (died 1979), Professor of Painting, Royal Hibernian Academy; Member of Board of Governors, National Gallery of Ireland; Member of Advisory Committees: of Municipal Gallery of Modern Art; for Wolfe Tone Memorial; Coun. of Industrial Design, Ireland; Currency Design Council

GADSBY, Henry (1842 - 1907), Principal Professor of Pianoforte, Harmony, and Sight-Singing, and Director of Music at Queen’s College London; Professor of Pianoforte, Harmony, and Composition at Guildhall School of Music; Examiner to Associated Board of Royal College and Royal Academy


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An inexpensive board, made of cardboard, used as a surface for oil painting since the early 19th century, primarily for small paintings and sketches. Its cheapness made it particularly popular with amateurs.

Subjects: Art.

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