Donald Soper, Baron Soper Politician

Donald Oliver Soper, Baron Soper (31 January 1903 – 22 December 1998) was a prominent Methodist minister, socialist and pacifist. Soper was born at 36 Knoll Road, Wandsworth, London, the first son and first child of the three children of Ernest Frankham Soper (1871–1962), an average adjuster in marine insurance, the son of a tailor, and his wife, Caroline Amelia, née Pilcher (b. 1877), a headmistress and daughter of a builder. He was educated at Aske's School in south London, at St. Catharine's College and Wesley House in the University of Cambridge, and at the London School of Economics, where he took his PhD. He was an exceptional sportsman who captained his school at football, cricket, and boxing, but he withdrew from cricket after he accidentally killed an opposing batsman with a fast delivery when bowling. Soper offered as a candidate for the Methodist ministry, and while still a probationary minister (in his first appointment), he sought larger congregations by taking to open air preaching in imitation of the founders of Methodism. From 1926 until well into his nineties, he preached at London's centres for free speech, Tower Hill and (from 1942) Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park;

Personal details

Date of birth
January 31st, 1903
Place of birth
United Kingdom
Date of death
December 22nd, 1998 at age of 95

Education

1. St Catharine's College, Cambridge Colleges/University

St Catharine’s College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1473, the college is often referred to informally by the nickname "Catz". The college is located in the historic city-centre of Cambridge, and lies just south of King's College. The college is notable for its open court (rather than closed quadrangle) that faces towards Trumpington Street.

Endowment
2011. 40 mil. £
Headquarters
Trumpington Street, Cambridge City Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Official web page www.caths.cam.ac.uk
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2. London School of Economics and Political Science Colleges/University

The London School of Economics and Political Science (informally the London School of Economics or LSE) is a public research university specialised in the social sciences located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb and George Bernard Shaw, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and degrees were first issued to its students in 1902. Despite its name, it conducts teaching and research across the entire range of the social sciences - accounting and finance, anthropology, applied statistics, actuarial science, economic history, economics, geography, government, history, international development, international relations (which LSE pioneered as a study), law, management, philosophy, politics, psychology, social policy and sociology - as well as in logic and the scientific method, mathematics and statistics.

Endowment
2013. 92.6 mil. £
2008. 57.4 mil. £
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Founded
1895
Headquarters
Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE - London, Greater London
Undergraduates
2013. 4,266
2005. 3,860
Postgraduates
2013. 6,335
2005. 4,950
Local tuition
2013. 8.5 K £
Official web page www.lse.ac.uk
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