Arthur Blackburne Poynton

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Arthur Blackburne Poynton (1867–1944) was a classical scholar. He was a Fellow and later Master of University College, Oxford.[1]

Arthur Poynton studied at Balliol College, Oxford from 1885.[2] He was Fellow and Tutor at University College, Oxford from 1894, and Bursar from 1900 to 1935.[1] At University College, he was tutor to the author and academic C. S. Lewis[3] from 1919 to 1920 and the classical scholar E. R. Dodds.[4] He was also Public Orator at Oxford University for seven years.[1][5]

Poynton died on 8 October 1944 during World War II as the result of a motor car accident in the High Street at Oxford.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Bickerton, Fred, Fred of Oxford. London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1953, pages 136–137.
  2. ^ Robin Darwall-Smith, Index of BJs contemporaries Balliol College, Oxford, 2009.
  3. ^ Kathryn Lindskoog, C. S. Lewis and the Ceremonies at Oxford University (1917–1925), The Lewis Legacy, Issue 79, Winter 1999. The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing, 1 January 1999.
  4. ^ Eikasmos, Volume 15, pages 463–476, 2004.
  5. ^ Canonibus Dawsiensis, Time.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Michael Ernest Sadler
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
William Henry Beveridge