Elizabeth Fallaize

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Elizabeth Fallaize (3 June 1950 – 6 December 2009) was a British academic who was Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford and a French studies scholar.

After graduating with First Class honours in French from the University of Exeter in 1972, she was appointed as a professor at the School of Languages at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, before moving to Birmingham University's French department in 1977. In 1989 she was appointed an Official Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, the first woman ever to hold this post.

She was a noted expert on the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir.

Fallaize died of motor neurone disease in 2009.

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