Sunday, October 01, 2006

# Posted 10:52 AM by Patrick Porter  

EWEN GREEN: was a brilliant historian and Fellow of Magdalen College, my own college. He recently died as a result of multiple sclerosis. There is an obituary here.

He wrote seminal works on the history of British Conservatism around the turn of the 20th century. As a man of the left, he had the broad-mindedness and imaginative sympathy to examine and understand Conservatism as a serious political ideology.

I only knew him slightly, through a couple of fleeting conversations. But he was friendly, incisive and funny.

Commiserations to his family and all those who knew him better than I did, including some Oxblog regular readers.
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