Neil Ripley Ker

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Neil Ripley Ker CBE FBA (/kɜːr/; 1908–1982) was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature. He is known especially for his Catalogue of manuscripts containing Anglo-Saxon, which is praised as a milestone in Anglo-Saxon manuscript study.[1]


Annually, the British Academy awards grants in Ker's name to scholars who publish books "that include analysis of the distinctive features of original manuscripts."[2]


  1. ^ Lapidge, Michael (1993). "Abbot Germanus, Winchcombe, Ramsey and the Cambridge Psalter". Anglo-Latin Literature 900-1066. Continuum. p. 387. ISBN 1-85285-012-4.
  2. ^ "Neil Ker Memorial Fund". British Academy. 2011. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Doyle, A. I. (1993). Neil Ripley Ker, 1908-1982. Reprinted from 1991 lectures and memoirs, Proceedings of the British Academy, 80. Oxford University Press for the British Academy. OCLC 311053451.

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