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Encyclopedia > Kenneth Dover
Sir Kenneth Dover, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of St Andrews

Sir Kenneth James Dover, FRSE, FBA (born March 11, 1920) is a distinguished British academic who was Chancellor of the University of St Andrews from 1981 until his retirement in December 2005. Image File history File links Adapted from http://calvin. ... The Royal Society of Edinburghs Building on the corner of George St. ... The British Academy is the United Kingdoms national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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Early life

Born in London, Kenneth Dover was educated at the city's St Paul's School, before going on to study at Balliol College, Oxford. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... St Pauls School is/was the name of many schools, starting with St Pauls School in London, England, which was re-founded in 1509 to replace an earlier foundation of 1103. ... and of the Balliol College College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister college St Johns College, Cambridge Master Andrew Graham JCR President Helen Lochead Undergraduates 403 MCR President Chelsea Payne Graduates 228 Location of Balliol College within central Oxford , Homepage Boatclub Balliol College (pronounced...


Military service

He served with the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and was mentioned in dispatches for his service in Italy. Tactical Recognition Flash of the Royal Artillery The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army. ... Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) is a military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service. ...


Fellow of Balliol College

After military service, Dover returned to Oxford and became Fellow and tutor at his old college in 1948. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... In British, Australian, New Zealand, and some Canadian universities, a tutor is often but not always a postgraduate student or a lecturer assigned to conduct a seminar for undergraduate students, often known as a tutorial. ...


Professor of Greek at St Andrews University

In 1955, Dover was appointed Professor of Greek at the University of St Andrews, and was twice Dean of the university's Faculty of Arts during his twenty-one years there. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... St Marys College Bute Medical School St Leonards College[5][6] Affiliations 1994 Group Website http://www. ... In an educational setting, a dean is a person with significant authority . ... The seven liberal arts – Picture from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad von Landsberg (12th century) The term liberal arts has come to mean studies that are intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills, rather than more specialized occupational or professional skills. ...


He was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1975. The Royal Society of Edinburghs Building on the corner of George St. ...


Knight Bachelor

Dover received a knighthood two years later for services to Greek scholarship. A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ...


President of Corpus Christi College

In 1976, Sir Kenneth became President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, a post he held for ten years. College name Corpus Christi College Named after Corpus Christi, Body of Christ Established 1517 Sister College Corpus Christi College President Sir Tim Lankester JCR President Binyamin Even Undergraduates 239 Graduates 126 Homepage Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


President of the British Academy

In 1978, he was elected to the presidency of the British Academy, of which he has been a Fellow since 1966, and served for a term of three years. The British Academy is the United Kingdoms national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. ...


During the 1980s, he also held positions at Cornell University and Stanford University. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... “Cornell” redirects here. ... “Stanford” redirects here. ...


Chancellor of St Andrews University

Sir Kenneth returned to St Andrews as the university's Chancellor in 1981. He was the first Chancellor in the University's history to be neither a peer nor an archbishop. A Chancellor is the head of a university. ...


At its meeting on Saturday 5th November 2005, the Business Committee of the General Council of the University was informed of Sir Kenneth's decision to step down after 25 years of service, effective from 31st December 2005. November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The General Council of the University of St Andrews is the corporate body of all graduates and senior academics of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Honorary degrees

Sir Kenneth has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Oxford, St Andrews, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Durham, Liverpool, and Oglethorpe. An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Birmingham is the oldest of three universities in the English city of Birmingham. ... The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 as the University College, Bristol. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London, founded in 1836, is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... Affiliations 1994 Group European University Association Association of MBAs EQUIS Universities UK N8 Group Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... The University of Liverpool is a university in the city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. ... Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...


He is also a foreign member of the American and the Royal Netherlands Academies of Arts and Sciences. The Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) is an organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and literature in the Netherlands. ...


Publications

Sir Kenneth's scholarly works include Greek Word Order (1960), Aristophanic Comedy (1972), Greek Homosexuality (1978), and The Greeks and their Legacy (1989). Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... K. J. Dover – Greek Homosexuality Greek Homosexuality is a scholarly work by K.J. Dover, published in 1978 and discussing the practices and attitudes of the ancient Greeks toward homosexuality, based on archaelogical and literary sources. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Hobbies

Beyond his academic honours and pursuits, Sir Kenneth is well known for his skill and devotion to bird watching and is considered one of Britain's finest birders. Birding or birdwatching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of birds (the study proper is termed American origin; birdwatching is (or more correctly, was) the commonly-used word in Great Britain and Ireland and by non-birders in the United States. ... Birding or birdwatching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of birds (the study proper is termed American origin; birdwatching is (or more correctly, was) the commonly-used word in Great Britain and Ireland and by non-birders in the United States. ...


Media appeareances

  • Sir Kenneth featured in an edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme "In the Psychiatrist's Chair", presented by Professor Anthony Clare;
  • He featured in a BBC Television series "The Greeks", presented by Christopher Burstall.

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Trivia

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Family life

Sir Kenneth Dover resides in St Andrews, Fife, where he and his family have had a home for about fifty years.


In March 2007, he and his wife Audrey celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. They have a son and daughter, and grandchildren. March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... A wedding anniversary is an anniversary which falls on the month and day a particular wedding took place, and which recurs every subsequent year. ...

Academic offices
Preceded by
Bernard Edward Fergusson, Brigadier The Lord Ballantrae
Chancellor of the University of St Andrews
1981 - 2005
Succeeded by
Sir Menzies Campbell

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Andrew Cusack: January 2006 Archives (9193 words)
How sad it is, then that I must deprive myself of that privilege thanks to the University's disgraceful behavior in 'electing' (crowning would be the more appropriate term) Sir Menzies Campbell (above) as Chancellor, for life mind you, of our dear university.
Sir Kenneth Dover's resignation took effect at the end of the calendar year, but the new chancellor's duties don't even begin until the next academic year since the Principal, Dr. Brian Lang, will be presiding at the June graduations (including my graduation) in his role as Vice-Chancellor.
Thus there was plenty, plenty, of time in which to receive nominations, send out ballots, and wait for the General Council to choose the right candidate.
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