John Kieran Barry Moylan Nicholas, 1919–2002

Peter Birks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263204
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734205 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

John Kieran Barry Moylan Nicholas, 1919–2002

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The Oxford law faculty flourished as never before in the second half of the 20th century. Although his was not the most famous name, Barry Nicholas was the unobtrusive rock on which that success was largely founded. He also embodied the spirit in that time of Brasenose College, of which he became Principal. Even before the Second World War Brasenose could claim to be the strongest law college in the University. As tutor, professor and ultimately Principal, Nicholas developed that strength and ensured that the College produced lawyers who took their study and their calling seriously.

Keywords: Brasenose College; law faculty; law college; lawyers; Principal

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Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography

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