John Jethro Rashbold

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John Jethro Rashbold
Englishman
Biographical Information
PositionUndergraduate
LocationOxford
AffiliationThe Notion Club
LanguageEnglish
Birth1965
Physical Description
GenderMale

John Jethro Rashbold (born in 1965) was a member of the Notion Club.

History[edit]

Rashbold was an undergraduate at Magdalen College in Oxford. He was a classical scholar and an apprentice poet, and was introduced to the Club by Philip Frankley, to whom he was much attached.[1]

Inspiration[edit]

The name Rashbold is a play on J.R.R. Tolkien's own surname. It is a rough translation of Tolkien (from German Toll-kühn) which means "foolhardy".[2][3]

References

Members of the Notion Club
Michael George Ramer · Rupert Dolbear · Nicholas Guildford · Alwin Arundel Lowdham · Philip Frankley · Wilfrid Trewin Jeremy
James Jones · Abel Pitt · Colombo Arditi · Jonathan Markison · Gerard Manface · Ranulph Stainer · Alexander Cameron · John Jethro Rashbold