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Obituary for Prof. Charles Dowsett

Obituary for Prof. Charles Dowsett, The Guardian, 27 Feb 1998.

Charles James Frank Dowsett (1924-1998)

Charles Dowsett was born on 2nd January 1924 and died on (?)8th January 1998 of a heart-attack at the age of 74.

He was educated at Owen's School and spent the year 1942-43 at St.  Catherine's Society (Oxford). He resumed his studies in 1947 at Peterhouse College (Cambridge), where his talent for languages earned him a 1st class in both Russian  and German in Part I of the Modern and Mediæval Languages' Tripos, whilst in Part II he  went one better, gaining a 1st class with distinction in Comparative Philology.

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