Sidney David Ross

Thesis

Thesis

A historical, contextual and statistical study of the poetic corpus attributed to Paul the Deacon

Supervisor: Dr Mary Garrison

Research

Research

The Carolingian and Ottonian Renaissance, with particular emphasis on the poetry of the early Carolingian era and the liturgical music of the period

Papers and publications

I have numerous publications (three books and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals) from my first career which ran from 1958, when I was awarded a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, to 1982, when I retired as a senior lecturer in Chemistry, at Chelsea College, University of London, at the same time graduating in law by way of part-time study.

In my second career as a practising barrister (1984-present day) I have written a legal textbook (Inheritance Act Claims, Sweet & Maxwell - first published in 1993, current [4th] edition, 2017) and contributed 24 articles to legal journals.

In July 2015 I presented a paper entitled "Paul the Deacon as hymnographer" at the Leeds International Conference on Medieval Studies.

External activities

External activities

I combine my current research with my legal practice and the only relevant external activities are my continued engagement in performance, as a singer, of liturgical music of the medieval and renaissance periods, and writing reviews of such performances.

Contact details

Dr Sidney Ross
PhD student
Department of History
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD