Sir Hugh Springer was a lawyer who became a politician and public servant. He was from Barbados, and came to Oxford as an undergraduate student of Greek at Hertford College (later becoming a Senior Visiting Fellow at All Souls and then an Honorary Fellow). Returning to Barbados after his degree, Springer led the Progressive League, was the first General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union, and went on to write scholarly works on politics and work on developing higher education institutions in the Carribean and the wider Commonwealth. In 1984 he was appointed Governor-General of Barbados.
Sir Hugh Springer by Hector Whistler (1950). By kind permission of The Warden and Fellows of All Souls College.