Dover\'s White Cliffs. . Dover Beach in 1830. . Matthew Arnold. . Grave in Middlesex, England. Matthew Arnold 1822 - 1888. Son of influential Dr. Thomas Arnold, Liberal Clergyman at Oxford Univ.1851: Inspector of SchoolsArnold holds the position for 35 yrs.Advocate for educational reform for the middle-classes in BritainProfessor of Poetry at Oxford: 1857Social and literary critic who argues that the middle-classes are educable.