1 portrait of Peter Alexander
by Walter Bird
bromide print, 1957
6 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (157 mm x 113 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Peter Alexander (died 1969), Regius Professor of English Language and Literature. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Walter Bird (1903-1969), Photographer. Artist associated with 1429 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.