Edward Ingram Watkin was born in Sale on 27 September 1888 and died in Paignton, Torbay on 5 March 1981. He was educated at St Paul's School in London and from 1907 attended New College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first in Greats in 1912. He was initially an Anglican but converted to Catholicism in 1908. After finishing his education, Watkin lived in Oxford and then in Sheringham, Norfolk, where he wrote philosophical and historical books as an independent scholar. He joined the pacifistic organization The Guild of the Pope's Peace in 1916 to help promote a peaceful solution to World War I, and was later on the founder and President of the Pax Peace Society in England. His key works were his Philosophy of Mysticism (1920) and A Philosophy of Form (1938).
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.