H. Leslie Rogers, BA, MA

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1968–71

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, 1968–71

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English-born, Leslie Rogers attended St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, where he obtained both his degrees.

Rogers joined Sydney University in 1958, when he was appointed senior lecturer in the English department; in 1964 he was promoted to associate professor. He was appointed McCaughey professor of Early English Literature and Language in 1966, and retired in 1987.

Rogers was initially elected dean to succeed R.B. Farrell and was re-elected for a second term. He had previously been elected the first pro-dean (1966) and briefly acted as dean when Farrell was absent on sick leave.