Talk:John Tresidder Sheppard

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Sheppard was homosexual[edit]

It appears to have been well-known in Sheppard's time that he was homosexual. I am not sure that this is particularly significant, and have nothing more to say about it at present, so I omitted it from the article, except to list him in Category:LGBT people. But I thought I should elaborate a bit more here, and include some sources in case anyone wants to follow up.

  • Tamagne, Florence (2004). A history of homosexuality in Europe. Algora Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 0875862527.  Unknown parameter |subtitle= ignored (help).
  • Annan, Noel (2001). The Dons. University of Chicago Press. p. 115. ISBN 0226021084.  Unknown parameter |subtitle= ignored (help): "Sheppard, when a young fellow...went about proclaiming his infatuation with various handsome young men and tried to convince Lytton Strachey that to fall for a philistine was not necessarily evidence of a bad state of mind."
  • Costello, John (1998). The Mask of Treachery. Collins. ISBN 0002175363.  "Cambridge boasted the flamboyant homosexual John Tresidder Sheppard of King's..."

Dominus (talk) 21:05, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

It's not enough to list sources on the talk page — you have to actually put at least one source in the article to justify the inclusion of an LGBT-related category. Bearcat (talk) 00:25, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Okay. —Dominus (talk) 03:38, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Sheppard's lecturing[edit]

Apparently Sheppard's lecturing style was also famous. I need to revisit this. It is discussed in Annan (cite above) p. 111–112, and also in Gilbert Highet's book The Art of Teaching. —Dominus (talk) 21:05, 25 March 2009 (UTC)