Robin’s Greek honour

AWARD: Dr Robin Barber has been honoured for services to Greece and Greek Archaeology. Photo contributed.

AWARD: Dr Robin Barber has been honoured for services to Greece and Greek Archaeology. Photo contributed.

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A MAN who has spent his working life lecturing, as well as editing books about Greece, has been honoured for his work.

Dr Robin Barber, who was brought up in Chapel-en-le-Frith, where his grandfather V J Greenhough was the village doctor, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens for services to Greece and Greek Archaeology.

Robin, who spends most of his time in Greece, said: “I was very moved and delighted to receive this distinction from a country with which I have been involved for most of my life and which I love deeply.”

Dr Barber, who attended Holm Leigh, a preparatory school in Buxton, taught at Northwich and at Cavendish Grammar School in Buxton before moving into archaeology.

For over 20 years he taught Classical Archaeology at Edinburgh University where he became Head of the Department. He was for many years editor of books on Greece in the Blue Guide series.