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Plumley, Jack Martin, 1910-1999 (Professor of Egyptology and Anglican priest)



Jack Martin Plumley was the Sir Herbert Thompson Professor of Egyptology at the University of Cambridge (1957–77) and Fellow of Selwyn College from 1957. At Cambridge University he was also an associate lecturer in Coptic, 1949–57; a Member of the Council of Senate, 1965–70; and Stephen Glanville Memorial Lecturer at the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1982.

He was Director of excavations on behalf of Egypt Exploration Sooety at Qasr Ibrim, Nubia, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1974 and 1976; Chairman of the British Committee of International Critical Greek New Testament Project, 1963–87; and President of the International Society for Nubian Studies, 1978–82.

He was also a clergyman who held various posts including Vicar of Christ Church, Hoxton, 1942–45, and of St Paul’s, Tottenham, 1945–47; Rector and Vicar of All Saints’, Milton, Cambridge, 1948–57; Priest in Charge of St Mary's church, Longstowe, 1980, remaining as a minister of that parish until 1995; chaplain of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and its acting dean, 1981-1982.