Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark



Two excerpts from interviews with Professor Clark recorded in 1996 and 2000 (reprinted with John Clark's permission) His mother's reaction to the 1938 Livingstone appointment: "Don't worry, Dear, it's only for three years and think of the experience." On possible jobs in Britain in 1938: "There was one job in the British Museum . . the only question I was asked when I went was "What do you know about Byzantine archaeolgy?" I said "Nothing very much!" So, that was that and THANK GOD! If I had got that job, I would have long ago died." Interviews funded by Wenner-Gren, stored at the Society of Antiquaries of London, recorded with pleasure by Pamela Jane Smith.

-Pamela Jane Smith