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Burt, Cyril Lodowic, Sir

Born: 1883 AD
Died: 1971 AD
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1883 – Cyril Lodowic Burt was born on the 3rd of March.

1892-1895 – He attended King’s School, Warwick, and later won a scholarship to Christ’s Hospital, then located in London, where he developed his interest in psychology.

1902 – He studied at Jesus College, Oxford where he specialized in philosophy and psychology, the latter under William McDougall.

1908 – Burt took up the post of Lecturer in Psychology and Assistant Lecturer in Physiology at Liverpool University, where he was to work under famed physiologist Sir Charles Sherrington.

1913 – Burt took the part-time position of a school psychologist for the London County Council (LCC).

1931 – He resigned his position at the LCC and the LDTC after he was appointed Professor and Chair of Psychology at University College, London, taking over Charles Spearman’s position, thus ending his almost 20-year career as a school psychological practitioner.

1942 – Burt was elected President of the British Psychological Society.

1946 – He became the first British psychologist to become knighted.

1971 – He died of cancer at age 88 in London on the 10th of October.

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