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Biography of Sir Henry Jones

Sir Henry Jones
Sir Henry Jones

Sir Henry Jones (1852-1922) was Professor of Moral Philosophy from 1894 until 1922. With his wife he founded the Arthur Jones Memorial Prize in Citizenship in 1921, in memory of their son Arthur Meredydd Jones who was killed in action in 1918. Their other sons, James Walker Jones and Elias Henry Jones, also served in the First World War. The Sir Henry Jones Memorial Prize was founded in 1934 by subscription in his memory.

Born in Llangernyw in Denbighshire, the son of a cobbler, Jones left school at the age of 12 but qualified for college and became a teacher. He studied Philosophy at Glasgow, at Oxford and in Germany and in 1894 was appointed to the University Chair. Jones was one of Scotland's most influential philosophers of the early 20th century and was knighted in 1912. His childhood home was opened as a museum in 1934.


Sir Henry Jones
Moral Philosopher

Born 30 November 1852, Llangernyw, Wales.
Died 4 February 1922.
GU Degree: MA, 1879;
University Link: Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: moral philosophers
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Record last updated: 1st Aug 2017

Country Associations

Wales Wales, Llangernyw
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Argyll, Tighnabruaich
Place of Death

Wales Wales