Biographies of the Inklings:
Adam Fox

Born in 1883, Adam Fox was an academic, lecturer, and poet. During his life he served as the Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College Oxford, a Professor of Poetry (1938-1942), Canon of Westminster Abbey, and Warden of Radley College. 

His lengthy poem, titled Old King Coel, was published in a four-book set, and he also wrote Plato for Pleasure. Fox believed strongly in making literature and poetry accessible and intelligible, so that it could be properly appreciated. He wanted to rekindle an interest in great thinkers like Plato, and the study of platonic dialogues. He was also a strong advocate of intensive study of the works of Shakespeare. 

In 1960 Fox won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of William Ralph Inge, a famous theologian. He died in 1977 and is buried in Poet’s Corner.

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