Charles Lutwidge Dodgson: Author, Mathematician, Photographer

by Sarah Starkey Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, was a prominent fiction writer of the Victorian period. As well as an author he was a mathematician, photographer and an inventor.  He received a double first honours degree from Christ Church Oxford in mathematics and classics. This supports the idea that he was…

Robert Louis Stevenson: Renaissance Man

by Lewis Davison There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. @BobLStevenson Robert Louis Stevenson was an author, poet and travel writer. However he was much more than this and even created musical compositions, was considered a leading literary theorist, a notable…

The Dual Identity of Oscar Wilde

by Jessica Linhart Oscar Wilde was a famous author, playwright and poet; born in Dublin in 1854 into a noble family, and was the second child of Sir Willie Wilde and Lady Jane Wilde. Wilde was highly educated, having studied Classics at Trinity College, Dublin and the Greats at Magdalen Collage Oxford.  He then went…