Nicholas James Richardson was Warden of Greyfriars, Oxford, from 2004 until 2007.
Nicholas Richardson was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (Honour Moderations in Literae Humaniores first class, Final Honour School of Literae Humaniores first class, BPhil, DPhil). From 1960 until 1961 he was a pupil of G.E.M. de Ste Croix, to whose festschrift, Crux, he contributed not only an essay but also a six-line poem in Greek which appears on p. ii.
He was appointed Lecturer at Pembroke and Trinity and in 1968 Fellow and Tutor in Classics of Merton. He was Chairman of the University-wide Tutors for Graduates Committee 1988-93, Governor of Plater College 1993-99, and Sub-Warden of Merton 1998-2000. He became Warden of Greyfriars in 2004. He was the first layperson to hold that office. He retired in 2007. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Merton.
Richardson was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1985.
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