1862–1925

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 24, 1862, Well­ing­ton Col­lege, Crow­thorne, Eng­land.

Died: June 17, 1925, Mag­da­lene Col­lege, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Buried: As­cen­sion Par­ish Bur­i­al Ground, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

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Biography

Arthur was the son of hym­nist Ed­ward Ben­son.

Her was ed­u­cat­ed at Eton and King’s Col­lege, Cam­bridge (BA, first class Class­ic­al Tri­pos, 1884).

From 1885–1903, he was As­sist­ant Mas­ter at Eton, and as of 1905 was Fel­low of Mag­da­lene Col­lege, Cam­bridge.

A well known po­et, he wrote the Co­ro­na­tion Ode for Ed­ward VII’s co­ro­na­tion in 1902.

One of Ben­son’s oft­en cit­ed quotes:

Very oft­en a change of self is need­ed more than a change of scene.

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