Within this series are two letters, dating to 1980, concerning the giving of Margoliouth's Gold Medal to New College Oxford by his family. For further information about the conferment of the Medal please see Related Material.
1928 – Professor D.S. Margoliouth
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David Samuel Margoliouth was born in London in 1858. He was educated at Winchester and Oxford where he graduated with a Double First and a significant number of prizes. He was appointed to the Laudian Chair in Arabic, Oxford University, in 1889, a position he held until he retired, from ill health, in 1937. He wrote many works on the history of Islam and translated and edited Arabic poetry.