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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I$
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F.M.L. Thompson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262788

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.001.0001

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Kathleen Major 1906–2000

Kathleen Major 1906–2000

(p.318) (p.319) Kathleen Major 1906–2000
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

G. W. S. Barrow

British Academy

Kathleen Major, a medieval historian with a particular interest in archiving and the study of the diplomatic, was chief officer of the Lincoln Diocesan Record Office and a member of St Hilda's College, Oxford, becoming Principal in 1955 for ten years. She later held a ‘special chair’ in medieval history at Nottingham University and served on the council of the Royal Historical Society. In 1977, Major was elected Fellow of the British Academy and, in retirement, collaborated on extensive surveys of old buildings in Lincoln. Obituary by G. W. S. Barrow FBA.

Keywords:   Kathleen Major, FBA, St Hilda's College, British Academy, medieval history, diplomatic, G. W. Barrow, Lincoln

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