Juliet Pannett

The portrait painter, Juliet Pannett, was born in Hove in 1911. Throughout her long and prolific career she has recorded the faces of the great and good including many Prime Ministers, politicians, lawyers, judges, academics and musicians.

Pannett studied at Brighton College of Art in the 1920s and received her first portrait commission at the age of eighteen from Sussex County Magazine. She was employed to travel around the county drawing local characters, from blacksmiths and rabbit catchers to horse-cab drivers and Crimean war-veterans.

In 1989, at the age of 78, Pannett was commissioned to paint the Queen at Buckingham Palace. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was awarded an MBE in 1993.

Margaret Murray (1863-1963) was a renowned British Egyptologist. She was born in Calcutta and trained under Flinders Petrie to become the first full-time female Egyptologist. She taught at University College London and gained the chair in Egyptology there in 1924. She excavated in Malta, Minorca and Petra as well as in Egypt.