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William John Blair, FSA, FBA (born 4 March 1955) is a British historian, archaeologist, and academic, who specialises in Anglo-Saxon England. He is Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. He gave the 2013 Ford Lectures at the University of Oxford.
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- Early life and education
- Academic career
- Personal life
- Selected works
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Early life and education
Blair was born on 4 March 1955 in Woking, Surrey, England. His father was Claude Blair, CVO, OBE, a museum curator and "one of the foremost authorities on historic European metalwork, especially arms and armour", and his mother was Joan Mary Greville Blair (née Drinkwater). He was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead, an independent school in Leatherhead, Surrey. He then studied at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1976. He remained at Brasenose College to undertake postgraduate research, and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1983. His doctoral thesis was titled "Landholding, Church and settlement in Surrey before 1300".
During his doctoral research, Blair was a Junior Research Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1981, he was elected a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. Since then, he has been a praelector and tutor in history at the college. On 1 October 2006, he was awarded a Title of Distinction by the University of Oxford as "Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology".
Blair gave the 2013 Ford Lectures at the University of Oxford. The lecture series was tiled "Building the Anglo-Saxon Landscape".
In 2005, Blair married Kanerva Heikkinen. Together they have two children; one daughter and one son.
On 5 May 1983, Blair was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA). He was elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 2008.