Martin Burr Bequest

Under the terms of his Will, Martin John Burr (1953-2012) left a proportion of his estate to several academic organisations, including the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas.

After attending Berkhamsted School, he matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1971, to read Classics. He changed course to English Language and Literature in 1973 and graduated in 1975. He obtained the postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Philology from Oxford in 1976.

Martin Burr subsequently worked in London as a barrister, specialising in taxation law. He was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple, and later became a member of the Inner Temple and of Lincoln’s Inn. He was a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

His published work covered the role of the judiciary in Anglo-Saxon England, aspects of the Anglican church, issues of taxation, and the law in relation to health visitors.

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