Alan Bullock Biography

Journalist, Historian(1914–2004)
British historian Alan Bullock is the author of several works on 20th century Europe, including studies of Hitler, Bevin and Stalin.

Synopsis

Born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, on December 13, 1914, Alan Bullock was a vice chancellor of Oxford University who chaired the Schools Council, as well as the Committee on Reading and Other Uses of the English Language. One of the committee's most well-known reports was the Bullock Report, published as A Language for Life in 1975. Bullock also authored a number of works on 20th century Europe, including studies of Hitler, Bevin and Stalin. He was made a peer in 1976. Bullock died on February 2, 2004, in Oxford, England.

Profile

British historian. He studied at Oxford, was appointed censor of St Catherine's Society, Oxford (1952-62), and became Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1969-73), and Master of St Catherine's College, Oxford (1960-80). He was chairman of the Schools Council (1966-9), and also of the Committee on Reading and Other Uses of the English Language (1972-4), the ??Bullock Report?? being published as A Language for Life in 1975. He is also the author of numerous works on 20th-c Europe, including studies of Hitler, Bevin, and Stalin, and co-edited (with Oliver Stallybrass) the Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought (1977). He was made a peer in 1976.

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