Richard (Dick) Hudson

Here’s some basic information about me:

  • I was born in 1939 in Sussex.
    • So in 2019 I turned 80 and ex-students and colleagues gave me a lovely party!
  • I spent my first five years in various parts of the UK, followed by three years in New Zealand (1945-8). I spent the rest of my boyhood living in Nottinghamshire, and attending Loughborough Grammar School (which is in Leicestershire). After three years at Corpus Christi College Cambridge I moved to London to do a PhD in SOAS, and have been in London ever since. I spent the whole of my working life at UCL, and am proud still to be attached to UCL as an Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, and also to be a Fellow of the British Academy.
  • I have a wife (Gaynor) and two grown-up daughters (Lucy and Alice) and a grandson (Peter).
  • We live in North London, where we enjoy walking in Alexandra Park and doing neighbourly things through ‘WERA‘ (of which I am the webmaster).
  • Here’s a picture of me in Alexandra Park just after I retired in 2004 (there’s a more recent one here):








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