BOOK CAMBERWELL HOTELS

Featured Destination

November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
More Uk destinations

Benjamin Jowett
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Camberwell, London
Born on 15th of April 1817
Died on 1st of October 1893

Jowett spent his entire academic career at Balliol, as a fellow, tutor, and Master, also serving as Regius Professor of Greek and eventually vice-chancellor of Oxford University. He was a noted academic reformer, opposed to restrictions on those not of the Anglican faith studying and holding office in the universities. His translations and studies of Plato, Aristotle and Thucydides marked him out as a great scholar, but he was more celebrated as an inspirational tutor who imparted moral and philosophical principles to his students, among them many who rose to high office.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Benjamin Jowett?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3634 views since 18th July 2007

Brit Quote:
Only a mediocre person is always at his best. - Somerset Maugham
More Quotes

On this day:
St Brice's Day Massacre - 1002, Battle of Alnwick - 1093, Battle of Turnham Green - 1642, Battle of Sheriffmuir - 1715, Caister Lifeboat Disaster - 1901, Ark Royal Torpedoed - 1941, Geoffrey Howes resignation speech - 1990
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages