Bardwell Rd, Oxford OX2 6SS, United Kingdom
Philip studied at Dragon School in Oxford from 1930 to 1939.
Church St, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4EE, United Kingdom
Philip Gaskell studied at Oundle School from 1939 to 1943.
King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, United Kingdom
In 1948, Philip Gaskell entered King's College in Cambridge, where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1956.
(Gaskell's pioneering study of social and economic change ...)
Gaskell's pioneering study of social and economic change in a west Highland parish during the last century has come to be regarded as a classic of local history, a book that raises issues that are still of general and indeed of national importance. But Morvern Transformed is more than a study of history, it is a fascinating portrayal of a way of life which, only a century old, is already as different from the present as it was in its own day from the way of life another century before.
(This book is a clear and concise guide to written English...)
This book is a clear and concise guide to written English. It is a manual that explains, using numerous illustrative examples, a form of the English language which is both distinct and common to the whole of the English-speaking world: 'Standard Written English' (SWE).
Philip studied at Dragon School in Oxford from 1930 to 1939 and from 1939 to 1943, he attended Oundle School. In 1948, he entered King's College in Cambridge, where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1956.
Before launching his career, Philip served with the Royal Corps of Signals, laying miles of wires across Holland and northern Germany, ending up near Kiel. After the war, he moved on to army broadcasting and was posted to Ceylon. In 1952 Philip Gaskell became editor of the Book Collector, and a fellow of King's College, Cambridge in 1953. The following year, he set up the Water Lane Press in the wonderful arched cellars of the Gibbs building at his college.
Afterward, in 1960 Philip accepted the position of the English department head and librarian at Oundle School, where he served until 1962. He was also a librarian at the University of Glasgow from 1962 to 1966. In 1967, Gaskell returned to Cambridge as librarian and fellow of Trinity College; he retired as a librarian in 1986, but remained a fellow till his death and continued to write and tutor students. Philip also was a visiting teacher at the California Institute of Technology, introducing mostly mathematicians to the subjects dear to his heart from 1983 to 1988.
Gaskell wrote books on production, that have been important to scholars and students interested in reconstructing authoritative texts on important literary works. In 1972, he wrote New Introduction to Bibliography, a reworking of R. B. Mckerrow’s Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students in 1927. Other works by Gaskell in this area include, From Writer to Reader that came out in 1978 and the case study Ulysses: A Review of Three Texts in 1989, co-written with Clive Hart. Gaskell was also the author of Trinity College Library: The First 150 Years and the 1960 novel Caught!
(Gaskell's pioneering study of social and economic change ...)1968
(This book is a clear and concise guide to written English...)1998
Gaskell was an accomplished clarinetist who enjoyed playing jazz, which he did with such famed musicians as Jimmy McPartland and Humphrey Lyttelton.
Physical Characteristics: Philip Gaskell was a dark-haired with a heart-warming laugh.
Philip was married twice. His first marriage was to Margaret Bennett. They had three children, Luke W., Roger P., and Kate M. His second marriage was to Annette Beighton. They had a daughter.