"Neville Coghill (1899-1980), influential young English don at Exeter College."

Chaucer as a Pilgrim from the Ellesmere manuscript.
Public DomainChaucer as a Pilgrim from the Ellesmere manuscript. - Credit: Ellesmere Manuscript
Nevill Coghill (1899-1980) famously wrote a modern English version of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and was a Fellow and Tutor of English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford.

Coghill deployed more creative methods of teaching and inspired in his role as amateur theatre director at Oxford University’s Dramatic Society.

He was also an associate of the literary discussion group ‘The Inklings’ with JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.