Francis John Lys
The elder son of F. D. Lys, of Highclere, Weymouth, Lys was educated at Sherborne School and Worcester College, Oxford, where he was a Scholar. He gained a first Class in Classical Honour Moderations in 1884, won the Chancellor's Prize for Latin Verse in 1885, and took a Second in Literae Humaniores in 1886.
Lys was briefly an assistant master at Radley College from 1887 to 1888 before returning to Worcester in 1889 as a Lecturer. He went on to become a Fellow of the college, a Tutor, Senior Tutor, Bursar, and finally, from 1919 to 1946, Provost. He was the University's Senior Proctor for 1917–1918 and Vice-Chancellor, 1932–1935.
In 1942, Lys purchased Brockleaze (otherwise known as Brockless Cottage) in Pullens Lane, Headington, a suburb to the east of Oxford, and renamed it "Pullen's Gate". The house was used by the armed forces during the Second World War. His wife lived in the house after his death until 1973.
- Gloucester Hall and Worcester College. In H. E. Salter and M. D. Lobel (editors), A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford, Victoria County History (1954), pp. 298–309.
- 'LYS, Rev. Francis John' in Who Was Who (OUP)
- Pullen’s Gate/Brockless Cottage, Pullens Lane, Headington, Oxford.
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