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Myles Burnyeat

last modified Jan 02, 2020 04:45 PM
The Faculty is very sorry to have to report the death, aged 80, of Myles Burnyeat, Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy from 1984 to 1996, and honorary Fellow of Robinson, on Friday 20th September.

With the death of Myles Burnyeat on 20 September 2019, at the age of 80, the Faculty has lost one of its most distinguished and respected figures of recent times. Myles returned to Cambridge from University College London in 1978 as Lecturer in Classics. He was subsequently elected Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, a chair he held from 1984 for 12 years until he took up a senior research position in Oxford. He was universally recognised as a scholar of profound and generous insight, hugely appreciated by his students and colleagues in the Faculty, and by the many others across the globe, not least in Eastern Europe, who benefited from personal contact with him. We send our condolences to his partner and family in their loss.

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