Ernest Barker

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Barker in the 1890s

Sir Ernest Barker FBA (1874–1960) was an English political scientist who served as Principal of King's College London from 1920 to 1927.[1]

Barker was born on 23 September 1874[2] in Woodley, Cheshire; and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a don at Oxford and spent a brief time at the London School of Economics. He was Principal of King's College London from 1920 to 1927, and subsequently became Professor of Political Science in the University of Cambridge in 1928, being the first holder of the chair endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation. In June 1936 he was elected to serve on the Liberal Party Council.[3] He was knighted in 1944. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1958.[4] Barker died on 17 February 1960.[2] There is a memorial stone to him in St Botolph's Church, Cambridge.

On Barker see the special issue of Polis, vol. 23:2 (2006), Ernest Barker: A Centenary Tribute, ed. J. Stapleton, author of the definitive modern study of Barker, Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker (Cambridge, 1994).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ barker, Ernest. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 15 December 2017. closed access publication – behind paywall
  2. ^ a b "Sir Ernest Barker" The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 19, 1960; pg. 13; Issue 54699
  3. ^ The Liberal Magazine, 1936
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  5. ^ In Europe in the Eighteenth Century 1713-1783 by M S Anderson

Further reading[edit]

  • Author and Book Info.com
  • Arthur Aughey (2007) The Politics of Englishness; Manchester University Press
  • Andrezj Olechnowicz, 'Liberal anti-fascism in the 1930s: The case of Sir Ernest Barker', Albion 36, 2005, pp. 636–660
  • Julia Stapleton (1994), Englishness and the Study of Politics: The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker
  • Julia Stapleton (2007), Ernest Barker in Brack & Randall (eds.), The Dictionary of Liberal Thought, Politico's Publishing

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Ronald Burrows
Principal of King's College London
1920–1927
Succeeded by
William Reginald Halliday