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Birthdays

TODAY: Sir Timothy Bell, chairman, Lowe Bell Communications, 56; Mr Chuck Berry, rock and roll singer, 71; Miss Adele Biss, former chairman, British Tourist Authority, 53; Sir Michael Burton, ambassador to the Czech Republic, 60; Lord Clark of Kempston, former MP, 80; Professor Timothy Clark, Dean and Professor of Pulmonary Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, 62; Lord Cooke of Isandreagh, chairman, Springvale EPS, 77; Mr Geordie Dun, amateur jockey, 39; Lord Elis-Thomas, former MP, 51; Mr Sam Galbraith MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Scottish Office, 52; Mr Harold Hankins, former principal, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), 67; Mr Jim Harding, chief executive, NSPCC, 55; Lord Kimball, former MP, 69; Miss Martina Navratilova, tennis player, 41; Sir James Nursaw QC, former HM Procurator-General and Treasury Solicitor, 65; Sir Joseph Pope, consultant, TQ International, 83; Dr Kate Pretty, principal, Homerton College, Cambridge, 52; Lady Saltoun, chief of Clan Fraser, 67; Mr George C. Scott, actor, 70; Mr Gladstone Small, cricketer, 36; Mr Michael Stich, tennis champion, 41; Lord Taverne QC, president, PRIMA Europe, 69; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Terry, former Governor of Gibraltar, 71; Mr Pierre Trudeau CH, former Canadian Prime Minister, 78; Vice-Admiral Sir James Willis, former Chief of Naval Staff, Australia, 74.

TOMORROW: Mr Jack Anderson, newspaper columnist, 75; Sir Leslie Boreham, former High Court judge, 79; Professor Sir Robert Boyd, physicist, 75; Dr David Clark MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 58; Mr David Cornwell (John Le Carre), novelist, 66; Sir John Cullen, former chairman, Health and Safety Commission, 71; Lord Evans of Parkside, former MP, 67; The Very Rev David Frayne, Provost of Blackburn, 63; Mr Bernard Hepton, actor, 72; Mr Gavin Hewitt, former ambassador to Croatia, 53; Dr Robin Holloway, composer and Lecturer in Music, Cambridge University, 54; Mr Paul Holmer, former ambassador to Romania, 74; Sir Robert Jennings, QC, former president, International Court of Justice, 84; Miss Rosamund John, actress, 84; Mr Graham Lock, former chief executive, Amalgamated Metal, 66; Mr Bill Morris, trade-union leader, 59; Miss Mavis Nicholson, broadcaster, 67; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock, 81; Sir Allan Ramsay, former ambassador to Morocco, 60; Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Skingsley, former Deputy Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe, 64; Sir Harold Walker, former ambassador to Iraq, 65; Major Sir Patrick Wall, former MP, 81; Mr Peter Whiston, architect, 85.

Lectures

TODAY

National Gallery: Steven Adams, "Cityscapes (iii): Monet, The Gare St- Lazare", 12pm.

Victoria and Albert Museum: Moira Thunder, "18th-century Masquerade Costume Depicted in Prints and Enamels", 2.30pm.

Tate Gallery: Laurence Bradbury, "Turning to the Bottle for Inspiration", 1pm.

British Museum: Lorna Oakes, "Growth of the Assyrian Empire", 1.15pm.

National Portrait Gallery: Margaret Binnie, "William Hogarth and His Comic Muse", 3pm.

TOMORROW

Tate Gallery: Laurence Bradbury, "Aureate Magic: pigment into gold", 2.30pm.

National Portrait Gallery: Paul Webb, "Julie Andrews", 3pm.

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