I'm sure it's hard to write a biography of a legendary person some 25 centuries after his death – especially when the major biography in his own culture was also written centuries after his passing – but Dawson does a respectable job in a very few pages....more
educated at Emanuel School, evacuated from London to Petersfield,
Hampshire, and then went up to Oxford.
At the outbreak of war Dawson joined the Royal Air Force, and trained
in South Africa as a navigator, & flew missions until late in WW2.
After the war he returned to Oxford, graduated in Greats in 1947. He
was invited to stay o...more