Peter Noble (academic)

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Sir Peter Noble

Sir Peter Scott Noble MA LLD (17 October 1899 – 12 May 1987) was a British academic who was Principal of King's College London from 1952 to 1968 and later Vice-Chancellor of the University of London from 1961-64.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Noble was educated at Fraserburgh Academy, Scotland followed by University of Aberdeen and then St John's College, Cambridge where he graduated with a double first in Classics and Oriental Language. He was made a fellow of St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

Career[edit]

Noble was a lecturer in Latin at Liverpool University from 1926-30. He then became Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Leeds from 1930 to 1938 and then Regius Professor of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen from 1938 to 1952. He served as Principal of King's College London from 1952 to 1968.[1] He was joint editor of Kharosthi Inscriptions.

Personal life[edit]

In 1928 he married Mary Stephen (died 1983) and they had two sons and one daughter.[1] He was knighted on 1 January 1967.[3]

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References[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir William Reginald Halliday
Principal of King's College London
1952–1968
Succeeded by
General Sir John Winthrop Hackett
Preceded by
Sir Charles Felix Harris
Vice-Chancellor of the University of London
1961–64
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Percival Creed