Oliver W. F. Lodge
(1878-1955)

author and poet

Died aged c. 77

Oliver William Foster Lodge (born Newcastle-under-Lyme 11 August 1878; died Cirencester 17 April 1955), was a poet and author; he was the eldest son of Sir Oliver Lodge (1851-1940), the physicist, and his wife Mary (née Marshall), who had studied painting at the Slade. His five brothers all qualified as engineers, so that he was the only one of the boys with literary leanings, although their uncle Sir Richard Lodge and their aunt Eleanor Constance Lodge both became distinguished academic historians. They grew up in Liverpool, close to Sefton Park, and frequented the Rathbone family of Greenbank House.

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Sir Oliver Lodge FRS (1878-1955) Physicist and first Principal of the University of Birmingham lived in Mariemont, a house on this site from 1901-1920

City South Campus extension, Birmingham University, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they Lived here (1901-1920)