Obituaries – Hugo Young

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Hugo Young 1938-2003 Hugo Young, one of Oxford’s most prominent alumni, was described on his death as “for 20 years – the Guardian”. Graduating in Jurisprudence Balliol College, Young went on to become the Chairman of the Guardian Trust where he became its effective proprietor. His early biography of Margaret Thatcher, One Of Us, was his contribution to biographical writing and established himself as a major critic of Thatcherism. Perhaps one of the most notable things about Young’s journalism was the manner with which he retained the air of social grace that he acquired at Oxford. A spokesman for high culture, he never adopted the tenets of the 1960s cultural revolution as so many of his contemporaries did.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003 

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