Historical Who is Who

OPIE, P + I

1918 - 1982; 1923 -
United Kingdom
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Peter and Iona Opie - a husband and wife folklorist research team focussed on children’s nursery rhymes and literature. Their publications in the field are prolific They include a remarkable collection of children’s playground games and songs – The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren - which are revealing of the hopes, fears and moral sensitivities of early years and how they are shared, transmitted and transmuted across generations and long distances

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