Thomas Hill Green (1832–1882). Educationalist,
Fellow of Balliol, White’s Professor of Moral
Philosophy. Elected (1876) first university
member of Oxford City Council to help found and
establish the High School for Boys (1881–1966),
thereby completing the city’s ‘ladder of learning’
from elementary school to university –
a project dearest to his heart.
Thus were united town and gown in common cause.
Thomas Hill Green (7 April 1836 – 15 March 1882) was an English philosopher, political radical and temperance reformer, and a member of the British idealism movement. Like all the British idealists, Green was influenced by the metaphysical historicism of G.W.F. Hegel. He was one of the thinkers behind the philosophy of social liberalism.