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Who was Frank Palmer?

Everyone at the Reading University has heard of the Palmer building in the centre of campus but few people really know the history of the man that it was named after.

Frank Palmer was born in 1922 and he passed away in 2019 at the age of 97. He was a British linguist who was instrumental in the development of the Department of Linguistic Science at the University of Reading.

He became a member of the British Army in 1940 and at the end of World War II Palmer became a member of the teaching staff at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.» >

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