Colin Dexter OBE (29 September 1930 – 21 March 2017)

Colin Dexter OBE was an English crime writer known for his Inspector Morse series of novels, which were written between 1975 and 1999. He studied Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge (1950-53) and went on to teach, particularly enjoying his time teaching Latin and Greek at Corby Grammar School, Northants (1959-66). After encroaching deafness enforced his retirement from school-teaching, Dexter became senior assistant secretary at the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations. His annual reports in his role as the Delegacy’s chief inspector for Classics (1966-1987) were famous for their wit. Colin Dexter was an Honorary Patron of Classics for All since 2010.