Allen Beville Ramsay
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He was the son of Beville and Sarah Maria Ramsay of Croughton House, Brackley, Northamptonshire.
From 1895 to 1925 he taught at Eton, returning to Cambridge as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1925-47. The College Fellows preferred another candidate, A. S. Ramsey, but the Hereditary Visitor of Magdalene, Lord Braybrooke chose to appoint Ramsay. He served as Vice-Chancellor, 1929-31 and President of Cambridge University Cricket Club between 1933 and 1947. Ramsay Hall, the largest room in Bright's Building in Magdalene, is named after him; it was refurbished in 1949 to become the college canteen.
Ramsay has been described as "probably the most significant British Latin poet of the twentieth century". He published collections of Latin and English verse with botanically inspired titles: Inter Lilia (1920), Ros Rosarum (1925), Frondes Salicis (1935), Flos Malvae (1946), and Ros Maris (1954).
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