Marbles campaigner remembered for ‘commitment to the cause’

Thanasis Gavos   Wed, 1 Jun 2016; 13:20

The leader of the British campaign to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, Eddie O’Hara, will be remembered for his “commitment to the cause”, campaigners said.

The former Merseyside MP and university lecturer, who studied Classics at Oxford University, has died aged 78.

He became chairman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles (BCRPM) in 2010.

A BCPRM spokesperson said he would be “missed by many”.

In an interview for the BBC News website on taking up the appointment as chair of BCRPM, Mr O’Hara strongly advocated the unification of the Parthenon sculptures held in London and Greece, in the gallery devoted to them in Athens’ new Acropolis Museum.

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