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Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

(1862-1932), Philosopher

Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Remembered for his membership of the liberal-socialist intelligentsia of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and his response to the First World War. He led most of his life at Cambridge, entering King's College in 1881, where he was elected to the Society of Apostles, becoming a fellow in 1887. Early works include Revolution and Reaction in Modern France (1892) and The Greek View of Life (1896). The advent of the war affected him profoundly and he worked against what he saw as the international anarchy that had led to it. He was key in the conception of and campaigning for the League of Nations. His political writings include The International Anarchy, 1904-1914 (1926).

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Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140045

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, August 1908
NPG Ax140045

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax140046

Lady Ottoline Morrell with friends

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, August 1908
NPG Ax140046

Lady Ottoline Morrell; Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, by Philip Edward Morrell - NPG Ax140055

Lady Ottoline Morrell; Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, August-September 1908
NPG Ax140055

Group of visitors at Garsington, by Lady Ottoline Morrell - NPG Ax141276

Group of visitors at Garsington

by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1922
NPG Ax141276

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