Sir Arnold Lunn, the Catholic apologist, author and the leading British authority on ski-ing, died last Sunday, aged 86. He became a Catholic at the age of 45 after attacking Fr Ronald Knox and G. K. Chesterton on their conversion to the Church. He was received by Fr. Knox.
Sir Arnold wrote many books, some in collaboration with C. E. M. Joad and J. B. S. Haldane. He became an outspoken lecturer both in Britain and the United States, and was a vehement opponent of Communism. He was born in Madras, the eldest son of Sir Henry Lunn, who founded the travel agency of that name. He was educated at Harrow and Balliol, Oxford.