Many thanks to Ann Hanson for helping to identify the figures in the “Greek Papyri” film featured in my last post. Starting from the beginning of the film:
The voice reading the selection from Winckelmann’s account of the Herculaneum papyri at about the 4 minute mark is that of Otto Skutsch (University College London):
The moving force behind the production of the film was Eric G. Turner (University College London), who was also featured a couple of times on screen:
In addition, we also see Michael Haslam (emeritus professor, ULCA, right), with Eric Turner (center) and a still unidentified person on the left (UPDATE 17 March 2019: Helen Cockle identifies the man on the left as Alan Griffiths):
Susan A. Stephens (Department of Classics, Stanford University, left) and Eric Handley (University College London and later Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge):
And finally, seen here taking a break from arranging papyrus fragments in order to comb his moustache, Walter Cockle (University College London):
If anyone has other identifications, please let me know in the comments.
[UPDATE 17 March 2019: Please see the comment below from Helen Cockle for further identifications.]
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The unidentified figure with Eric Turner and Michael Haslam is Alan Griffiths. The photographer is almost certainly Eric Hitchcock of UCL’s Central Photographic Unit and the person relaxing papyri in the early part of the film is David Thomas, a technician in the Dept of Papyrology in the late 1960s-early 1970s (not the David Thomas of the University of Durham!).
The wonderful voice that sounds like the Queen Mother’s is Peggy Drower’s.
Helen Cockle (Walter’s widow)
Thank you! I will update the post accordingly.
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Thank you for the details. One correction: Susan Stephens has not retired from Stanford and is still very active on the faculty!
Thanks–I’ve made the correction.
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