James Morwood obituary


My friend James Morwood, who has died aged 73, was in the vanguard of the teaching of classical languages and literature for decades. He also wrote or co-authored more than 20 textbooks, dictionaries, teaching manuals, translations and books about poets and dramatists.

James was born in Belfast, son of Bryan, a doctor, and his wife, Kathleen (nee Weldon). After St John’s school in Leatherhead, Surrey, he studied classics and English at Cambridge University and gained a teaching qualification from Oxford University. He went on to teach classics and English at Harrow school for three decades from 1966, becoming head of classics there in 1979.

Continue reading…


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here