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H. Gordon Jackson, Master (1943–1950)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Birkbeck, University of London

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H. Gordon Jackson, DSc, FZS, was Master of Birkbeck, 1943–1950, and carried out fire watch duties during the Second World War. The picture shows Gordon Jackson wearing his air raid warden outfit, with searchlights roaming the sky for enemy aircraft. Gordon Jackson was tragically killed in a motor accident in 1950.

Birkbeck, University of London





oil on canvas


H 75 x W 62.5 cm

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London, Greater London WC1E 7HX England

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