Leslie Brooks Lecture

Leslie Brooks was born in Portarlington, Ireland in 1919. After working as Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Manchester and Sheffield, he was appointed as Reader in Spanish at Durham with the task of establishing a Department of Spanish. In 1963 he became Professor of Spanish and Principal of St Cuthbert’s. To these responsibilities he added the post of Second Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 1974, then Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Sub-Warden in 1979. His research focused primarily on the theatre of Valle-Inclán and the novels of Galdós. He retired in 1984, and continued to live in Durham until his death in 1993.

 

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