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Hird, James Dennis

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1850-1920) UK author involved in nineteenth-century temperance movements and Christian socialism: he was Warden of Ruskin College in Oxford – a working-class college located in Oxford to underline some obvious points about the class-structure of British education – from its founding in 1899 until 1909. Toddle Island; Being the Diary of Lord Bottsford (1894) as by Lord Bottsford, is an Erewhonian Utopia set on an Island in the Pacific, and effectively satirizes much of UK intellectual life. [JC]

James Dennis Hird

born Ashby, Lincolnshire: 28 January 1850

died Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire: 13 July 1920



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