Brian Inglis


Biography of Brian Inglis

Brian Inglis (31 July 1916 – 11 February 1993) was an Irish journalist, historian and television presenter. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, and retained an interest in Irish history and politics.

He was best known to people in Britain as the presenter of All Our Yesterdays, a television review of events exactly 25 years previously, as seen in newsreels, newspaper articles etc. He also presented the weekly review of newspapers known as What the Papers Say.

He joined the staff of The Spectator in 1954, and became editor in 1959, soon afterwards hiring the young Bernard Levin to write for the magazine. He continued as editor until 1962.

He also had interests in the paranormal, and alternatives to institutionalised medicine.
Inglis' friend and colleague Bill Grundy died on 9 February 1993. Inglis had just finished writing Grundy's obituary when he, too, died.

Brian Inglis's Works:

Freedom of the Press in Ireland (London: Faber & Faber 1954).
Irish Double-Thought, in The Spectator, 188 (7 March 1952), p.289;
Smuggled Culture, The Spectator, 188 (28 November 1952), p.726;
The Story of Ireland (London: Faber 1956);
Moran of the Leader, in Castleknock Chronicle (1956)
Moran of the Leader and Ryan of the Irish Peasant, in The Shaping of Modern Ireland, Conor Cruise O'Brien, ed., (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1960);
West Briton (London: Faber and Faber 1962)
Fringe Medicine (London: Faber and Faber 1964)
Roger Casement (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1973)
Natural and Supernatural (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1978)
The Diseases of Civilisation (London: Hodder & Stoughton 1981)
The Hidden Power (London: J.Cape 1986)
The Paranormal: An Encyclopedia of Psychic Phenomena (London: Paladin 1986)
The Power Of Dreams (London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1987)
with Ruth West: The Unknown Guest (London: Chatto and Windus 1987)
Trance: A Natural History of Altered States of Mind (London: Paladin 1989)
Coincidence: a Matter of Chance - or Synchronicity? (London: Hutchinson 1990)
Downstart: The Autobiography of Brian Inglis (London: Chatto & Windus 1990)

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