Honoré, Tony, 1921-2019
by Edwin Cameron, John Gardner, Nicola Lacey and Detlef Liebs
- 27 Apr 2020
- 15 (pages 1-15)
Tony Honoré was a profoundly influential legal philosopher, Romanist and South African trusts lawyer whose active teaching career at Oxford, unrivalled in duration and surely also impact, spanned more than seven decades. His power lay in his plain articulation of profound insights and in his sustained output of authoritative scholarship. In personal terms he left a rich layering of associations with colleagues and students whom he mentored, encouraged and inspired. Tributes after he died, five weeks before his 98th birthday, conveyed an uncommon depth of personal connection, gratitude and warmth.