William Stallybrass

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William Teulon Swan Stallybrass (formerly William Teulon Swan Sonnenschein; 1883–1948) was a barrister, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford from 1936,[1] and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1947, just before his death.[2]

He was colloquially known as "Sonners" at Oxford University due to his former name, Sonnenschein.

He was the son of the English publisher William Swan Sonnenschein and the nephew of the English classical scholar Edward Adolf Sonnenschein.

Stallybrass died unexpectedly in a railway accident when he stepped out of a moving train near Iver station in Buckinghamshire.[3] He was almost blind at the time.


  • The Pocket Emerson, edited by W. T. S. Sonnenschein (1909)
  • A Society of States; or, sovereignty, independence, and equality in a League of Nations (1918)
  • The Buccaneers of America, translation of 1684–5 (with facsimiles of the original engravings), revised and edited by W. Stallybrass, et al. (1923)
  • The Law of Torts, 8th edition (1934)


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Charles Henry Sampson
Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Hugh Macilwain
Preceded by
Sir Richard Winn Livingstone
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
The Very Reverend John Lowe