Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter (April 29, 1946 – January 4, 2005) was an English biographer, author and radio broadcaster. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 46 BC - Titus Labienus defeats Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A biography (from the Greek words bíos (βίος meaning "life" and gráphein (γράφειν meaning "to write" is an account An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event
Carpenter was born, died, and lived practically all of his life, in the city of Oxford. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, As a child he lived in the Warden's Lodgings at Keble College, Oxford, where his father, Harry James Carpenter, was Warden until his appointment as Bishop of Oxford. Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Harry Carpenter (1901–1993 was an English theologian and clergyman The Bishop of Oxford is the diocesan Bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford in the Province of Canterbury; his seat is at Christ On leaving the Dragon School in Oxford, Humphrey was educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, but returned to study English at Keble. The Dragon School is a British Coeducational, preparatory school in the city of Oxford, founded in 1877 Marlborough College is an English independent, Co-educational Boarding school in the county of Wiltshire. Etymology The county formerly 'Wiltonshire' or 'Wiltunscir' (9th century is named after the former county town of Wilton (itself named after the River Wylye
His large output of books includes biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien (1977) (also editor of The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien), W. H. Auden (1981), Ezra Pound (1988), Evelyn Waugh (1989), Benjamin Britten (1992), Robert Runcie (1997), and Spike Milligan (2004). Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The Letters of J R R Tolkien (ISBN 0-618-05699-8 is a selection of J Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973 ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən who signed his works W Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Ezra Weston Loomis Pound ( Hailey, Idaho Territory, United States October 30 1885 – Venice, Italy November 1 1972 was an American Expatriate Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Arthur Evelyn St John Waugh (ˈiːvlɪn ˈwɔː (28 October 1903 &ndash 10 April 1966 was an English Writer, best known for such darkly humorous and Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie Baron Runcie of Cuddesdon MC PC ( 2 October 1921 &ndash 11 July 2000) was Archbishop Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE ( 16 April, 1918 &ndash 27 February 2002) known as Spike Milligan, was an Anglo "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
He also wrote histories of BBC Radio 3 (on which he was a regular broadcaster), the British satire boom of the 1960s, Angry Young Men: A Literary Comedy of the 1950s (2002) and a centennial history of the Oxford University Dramatic Society in 1985. Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Oxford University Dramatic Society ( OUDS) is the principal Funding body and provider of theatrical services to the many independent student productions put on Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) His Mr Majeika series of children's books enjoyed considerable popularity and were successfully adapted for television. Mr Majeika is the title of a series of children's books written by Humphrey Carpenter, and also a children's television series starring Stanley Baxter. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic His encyclopedic work The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (1984), written jointly with his wife Mari Prichard, has become a standard reference source. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar)
A distinguished broadcaster, he began his career at BBC Radio Oxford as a presenter and producer before moving to national radio. He played a vital role in launching Radio 3's ongoing arts discussion programmer Night Waves and was a regular presenter of other programmes on the network including Radio 3's afternoon drivetime programme In Tune and, until it was discontinued, its Sunday request programme Listeners' Choice. In Tune was a 1914 American silent Short film directed by Henry Otto starring Charlotte Burton, Edward Until he died he was the presenter of the BBC Radio 4 biography series Great Lives recorded in Bristol. Great Lives is BBC Radio 4's biography series Produced in Bristol it is presented by Matthew Parris. Bristol ( ˈbrɪstəl is a city, Unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, west of London The last edition recorded before his death featured an interview with the singer Eddi Reader about her selected life, Robert Burns. Eddi Reader MBE (born Sadenia Reader 29 August 1959) is a Scottish Singer, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796 (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire The programme was transmitted on New Year's Eve 2004.
In 1983, he formed a 1930s style jazz band, Vile Bodies, which for many years enjoyed a residency at the Ritz Hotel in London. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) A jazz band (or jazz ensemble) is a Musical ensemble that plays Jazz Music usually without a conductor The Ritz Hotel London is a 133-room Hotel located in Piccadilly and overlooking Green Park in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
He also founded the Mushy Pea Theatre Group, a children's drama group based in Oxford, which premiered his Mr Majeika: The Musical in 1991 and Babes, a musical about Hollywood child stars.
Carpenter was a talented amateur jazz musician and an accomplished player of the piano, the saxophone and the double-bass, playing the last instrument professionally in a dance band in the 1970s. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed String instrument used in the modern symphony orchestra. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970.
His early death was the result of heart failure, compounded by the Parkinson's disease from which he had suffered for several years. Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the Central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's