MC:P175 Reminiscences of David Stockton (1925-2012)
David Leonard Stockton was a Demy at Magdalen from 1946–50, getting a First in Literae Humaniores. After a few years at Durham University, he returned to Oxford to serve as Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Brasenose from 1954–92, when he retired. He has written extensively on his subject, with especial reference to the late Republic.
These reminiscences were given to the Archives in November 2001 as Accession No. 01/206.
Catalogued in November 2001.
Extract from reminiscences compiled by David Stockton of his years at Magdalen, starting with his sitting the Demyship exam in 1944. He also discusses his war experiences (which included working at Bletchley Park), and reminisces about other undergraduates, and the Fellows he knew (who comprise John Austin, T.S.R. Boase, James Griffiths, Colin Hardie, C. S. Lewis, Gilbert Ryle, Courtenay Edward “Tom Brown” Stevens, Sir Henry Tizard). He discusses teaching in the College, and also mentions apparently seeing a ghost in the New Building. Finally, he provides interesting evidence for life at Magdalen for married undergraduates, like himself.