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Gordon Leff

(1926-2020), Writer and lecturer on medieval history

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Gordon Leff, by Antony Barrington Brown - NPG x104792

Gordon Leff

by Antony Barrington Brown
2 1/4 inch square film negative, 31 August 1957
NPG x104792

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Stephen John Roberts

23 November 2020, 13:06

I was taught by Professor Gordon Leff during my time at York University between 1978 to 1981. He was a formidable intellect and a unique personality who made a lasting impression on me. He delivered word-perfect and mellifluous lectures without the aid of notes, while sitting on the edge of the stage and swinging his legs back and forth. He always wore an immaculate suit and robust walking shoes. I think he used to walk to the university from his country cottage on the Vale of York.

Edward Peet

01 August 2018, 08:38

Historian. Writer about Medieval philosophy and theology. Probably best known for 'Heresy in the later Middle ages.'

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