Austin Lane Poole

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Austin Lane Poole (6 December 1889 – 22 February 1963) was a British mediaevalist.

Poole came from an academic lineage, being the son of Reginald Lane Poole (archive keeper at Oxford University), the nephew of Stanley Lane Poole (professor of Arabic at Trinity College Dublin), and the grandson of Reginald Stuart Poole (professor of archaeology at Cambridge University).

Austin Poole studied at Magdalen College School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He later taught at Selwyn College, Cambridge and St John's College. He became a Fellow and subsequently President of the latter and was also a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

During the First World War, Poole served as a lieutenant in the Gloucestershire Regiment.

Austin Poole contributed the third volume of the Oxford History of England, From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216, published 1951.[citation needed] He also edited collections of poetry by Thomas Gray. He delivered the Ford Lectures in 1944.

Poole was a tutor in modern history at St John's College, Oxford from 1913 and from 14 February 1947 to 1957 was the President of the college.[1]

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  1. ^ 'John's College', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford (1954), pp. 251–264. Victoria County History. Date accessed: 11 July 2011.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Cyril Norwood
President of St John's College, Oxford
1947–1957
Succeeded by
William Costin