David Cecil

Lord David Cecil, C.H., Hon L.L.D., Hon D.Litt, the younger son of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury, was born in 1902 and educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Formerly Goldsmith Professor of English Literature at Oxford, he was also a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, President of the Poetry Society, and Rede Lecturer at Cambridge University. He died in 1986.