Masters of the Bench
Patric Dickinson LVO
Full Title: Patric Dickinson LVOCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 16.6.2015
Call Date: 26.7.1979
Patric Dickinson was born in London and spent his childhood in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He read history at Oxford, where he was President of the Union, and has worked at the College of Arms since 1968. He currently holds the office of Clarenceux King of Arms, the second senior position in the College. He is also Secretary of the Order of the Garter and plays a large part in organising the Garter Ceremony held annually at Windsor Castle. Active in the genealogical world for many years, he has been President of the Society of Genealogists since 2005. He joined Middle Temple in 1973 and was called to the Bar in 1979. He did pupillage at 1 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, and is currently a door tenant at 13 Old Square. He has been Honorary Treasurer of the Bar Theatrical Society since 1978 and was a founder member of Middle Temple Historical Society in 1981. Amongst other posts he has held, he served as Honorary Secretary of the British Record Society from 1979 to 2010 and as Chairman of the Anthony Powell Society from 2003 to 2007.