World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Peter Nailor

Article Id: WHEBN0015888162
Reproduction Date:

Title: Peter Nailor  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Nuclear weapons and the United Kingdom
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Peter Nailor

Professor Peter Nailor
Peter Nailor (1980)
Born 16 December 1928
Died April 5, 1996(1996-04-05) (aged 67)
London
Education Wadham College, Oxford

Professor Peter Nailor (born 16 December 1928-died in London on 5 April 1996) was a civil servant university teacher, intellectual entrepreneur and raconteur, who served as Professor of Politics at the University of Lancaster, Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and Provost of Gresham College.

Early life and education

The eldest son of Leslie Nailor and his wife Lily Matilda Jones Nailor, he was educated at Mercers' School and studied at Wadham College, Oxford, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and his master of arts degree in 1955.

Civil service career

Nailor was a British civil servant for seventeen years. He initially joined the Home Civil Service in 1952 and was first appointed Assistant Principal at the Admiralty. He then served as First Lord's representative on the Admiralty Interview Board, 1960–62; a member of the Polaris Executive, 1962–1967; and Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Defence, 1967-1969. In his last posting, he dealt with future planning in Defence Secretariat 22, implementing the recommendations of Lord Fulton's Report.

Academic career

On leaving the Civil Service in 1969, Nailor became Professor of Politics at Lancaster University until 1977, when he was appointed Professor of History and International relations at the Royal Naval College. While in this post he served additionally as Dean at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, in 1882-84 and 1986–1988, as well as Chairman, British International Studies Association, 1983-1986. He held visiting research appointments and professorships in Canada, Australia, and India. He served as a member of the Poltiical Science Committee of the Social Science Research Council, 1975–1981; the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advisory panel on arms control and disarmament, 1975–1988; and the Ministry of Defence advisory panel of historical records, 1979-1988.

In 1988, Nailor was appointed Provost of Gresham College and held that position at his death in 1996 at the age of 67. An biennial lecture on defence is held in his honour, under the title The Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture in Defence.[1]

Published works

Source

  • Obituary, The Independent, 10 April 1996

References

  1. ^ The Peter Nailor Memorial Lecture on Defence on the Gresham College website (accessed 20 November 2013)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.