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Jopson, Norman Brooke (1890-1969) philologist

  • GB 275 002057
  • Person
  • 1890-1969

Jopson came to St John's in 1909 to study for the Modern and Medieval Languages and Oriental Languages Triposes, graduating in 1912. After war service and work in the Foreign Office, he was appointed Comparative Reader at the School of Slavonic Studies, University of London, in 1923. During the Second World War, Jopson was head of the Department of Uncommon Languages. From 1937 to 1954 he was Professor of Comparative Philology at the University of Cambridge. He was a Fellow of St John's College from 1937 until his death in 1969.

Lunn, John Robert (1831-1899) mathematician and musician

  • GB 275 002152
  • Person
  • 1831-1899

The son of Robert Lunn, a farmer from Cleve Prior, John Robert Lunn was born in 1831. After schooling at King Edward's, Birmingham, Lunn was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge in 1849. He graduated BA in 1853, as 4th Wrangler in the Mathematical Tripos, was elected to a Foundress Fellowship in 1855, and received his BD in 1863. From 1857 to 1864 Lunn served the University as Sadleirian Lecturer in Mathematics. Lunn was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Ely in 1855, and priest the following year. He left Cambridge in 1863 to take up the Vicarage of Marton-cum-Grafton, Yorkshire, where he stayed until his death on 23 February 1899. He married, on 5 April 1864, Sophia, daughter of T.P. Fernie.

Lunn learnt music from his mother at a young age, and was organist at Edgbaston Parish Church 1846-7. He was President of the Cambridge University Musical Society and did much to make known the works of J. S. Bach. Lunn composed ecclesiastical music, including an unpublished oratorio 'S. Paulinus of York'. He was also author of the pamphlets 'Life of Caleb Parnham' and 'The sin of the age - compromise: a sermon'. A mural brass in the chancel of Marton Church bears a likeness of him.

Parkinson, Stephen (1823-1889) mathematician

  • GB 275 000159
  • Person
  • 1823-1889

Mathematician. Born in Keighley in 1823, Parkinson entered St John's College as a sizar in 1841. He graduated as Senior Wrangler in 1845, famously beating William Thomson into second place, and was elected to a Fellowship at St John's in the same year. Parkinson was the author of two mathematical textbooks, 'Elementary Treatise on Mechanics' (1855) and 'A Treatise on Optics' (1859), both of which went through several editions and remained in use for 25 years. He served his College as lecturer in mathematics, tutor (1864-82) and President (1865-71). Parkinson also served on the committee of the University Senate (1866-1878), and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1870. He was ordained in 1851, received his BD in 1855 and his DD in 1869.

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