William Reginald Halliday

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Sir William Reginald Halliday

Sir William Reginald Halliday (26 September 1886 – 25 November 1966) was a historian and archaeologist who served as Principal of King's College London from 1928 to 1952.

Born in British Honduras in 1886, Halliday was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford graduating with a first in Literae Humaniores. He also spent time studying at the Berlin University and at the British School at Athens. He lectured in Greek History and Archaeology and the University of Glasgow (1911–1914) before becoming Rathbone Professor of Ancient History at the University of Liverpool (1914–1928). He was then made Principal of King's College London in 1928, and remained in the post until 1952. He was knighted in 1946.His son Martin Halliday (1926–2008) became a neurophysiologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.[1] He is buried in the churchyard of St Mary at Oare, Somerset.


  1. ^ "Anthony Martin Halliday". Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Ernest Barker
Principal of King's College London
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Noble