Ernest Alfred Benians (23 October 1880, Goudhurst, Kent – February 1952) was a British academic and historian.[1]

He was born in Goudhurst, Kent, and was educated at Bethany School, where his father was headmaster.[1] He went to the University of Cambridge in 1899, where he was admitted to St John's College,[2] and became President of the Nonconformist Union.[3] After graduating, he became a Fellow of St John's in 1906, followed by a succession of teaching appointments within the university.[1] He was Master of St John's 1933–1952 and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1939–1941.[1] In 1947 he was elected an honorary fellow of Trinity College Dublin.[4]

Selected publications

References and sources

  1. ^ a b c d Janus notes
  2. ^ "Benians, Ernest Alfred (BNNS899EA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Diary of James Chuter Ede, recording Benians's death, 14 February 1952
  4. ^ Webb, D.A. (1992). J.R., Barlett (ed.). Trinity College Dublin Record Volume 1991. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin Press. ISBN 1-871408-07-5.
Academic offices Preceded byRobert Forsyth Scott Master of St John's College, Cambridge 1933–1952 Succeeded byJames Wordie