Thomas Bertram Lonsdale Webster 1905–1974

Eric Handley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

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Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9780197263020
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734199 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Thomas Bertram Lonsdale Webster 1905–1974

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Tom Webster grew up in London and lived there for twenty years in middle and later life, when he was Professor of Greek in the University at University College, the scene of much of his most fruitful work. For seventeen years before that, he was Hulme Professor of Greek at Manchester, taking up his appointment at the age of twenty-six, as the University recalled with pride and affection when it made him, in 1965, an honorary Doctor of Letters. He began his academic career with eight years (mainly) at Oxford, as an undergraduate and then a young don at Christ Church, with a fruitful interlude at Leipzig; he ended it with six years at Stanford, as Professor of Classics and then Emeritus. At and after the end of the First World War he was a schoolboy at Charterhouse; during the Second World War he served as an officer in Military Intelligence.

Keywords: professors; Greek; classics; University College London; Manchester

Chapter.  10006 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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