When Sydney University Professor Severus Snape began teaching in the late 1990s, it was widely viewed as a major coup for the university, and a sign of the times.
Professor Snape, who died in February, taught English at Sydney University for more than 30 years.
He is best known for his teaching methods and the way he dealt with his students, but the professor was also known for the way his students interacted with him.
“Professor Snape was the most friendly, engaging and approachable professor I have ever encountered,” Professor Alan Tudge, a lecturer in philosophy at Sydney’s Deakin University, said.
Professor Tudge was a student of Professor Snape when they both taught in the early 1990s.
“It was the early days of online learning, and he had a strong interest in the technology, he had an affinity for what I’d call the ‘tweetable’ social media culture, which is the sharing of content through a Twitter account,” Professor Tudge said.
“He was really interested in the internet as a whole, it became part of his life.”
It was only when he started working with students that Professor Snape began to change, he said.
He became known for having an extremely friendly and open approach, with students often talking to him about their academic goals and the future of their studies.
“There was no one, it’s a really interesting story to follow.
I mean he had students who were not only interested in his work, they were quite passionate about their studies, they cared about his work,” Professor Snape said.
A look back at Professor Snape’s life Professor Snape started teaching at Sydney in 1989, and had his first book published in 1992.
Professor Severus Snape was born in New South Wales in 1925 and grew up in Sydney.
He received his PhD at the University in Sydney in 1971.
He was educated at the Australian National University and worked in a variety of areas, including teaching and research, before becoming a professor at Sydney.
“His interest was in human development, the way that people adapt and change, and the effects of that on their society, and on the environment,” Professor Peter van Dijk, professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, said in a statement.
“For him, it wasn’t just a subject he was interested in; it was the topic of his career.”
One of his major areas of interest was the sociology of education.
In that field he was very interested in how we educate children in a certain way, how they are prepared for adulthood and how they behave in life.
“A good example of that was that, of course, children who were taught by adults and then later moved on to higher education, he was really concerned about their development.”
Professor Snape has a number of books on topics such as the origins of religion and the development of ideas in Australia, and has been an active lecturer for decades.
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