Ian Greenlees (Director 1958-1980) and his friendship with Norman Douglas

5 July 2017 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Mark Roberts

Ian Greenlees was director of the British Institute from 1958 to 1980, presiding over its 50th and 60th anniversary. In his younger days he had been a devoted friend and walking companion of the great Austrian-Scottish writer Norman Douglas (1868-1952), author of South Wind and Old Calabria. Mark Roberts has worked in the Library since 1977, so his 40th work anniversary coincides with the 100th of the Institute.


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