Henry Philpott (bishop)
|Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge|
|Chancellor||The Duke of Northumberland|
|Preceded by||Ralph Tatham|
|Succeeded by||Robert Phelps|
|Chancellor||Albert, Prince Consort|
|Preceded by||William Whewell|
|Succeeded by||William Henry Bateson|
|Born||17 November 1807|
|Died||10 January 1892(aged 84)|
He matriculated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1825 and graduated as Senior Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prizeman in 1829. He was elected a Fellow of St Catharine's College on April 6, 1829 and was subsequently elected Master of St Catharine's College in 1845, a post he held until 1861. During the same period, he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on three occasions (1846, 1856, 1857). Philpott was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) by royal letters patent in 1847. He was Chairman of the Cambridge University Commission in 1878, and Bishop of Worcester from 1860-1890.
- W.H.S. Jones, 1936, A history of St Catharine's College, Cambridge University Press, 414.
- "Philpott, Henry (PHLT825H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/22183. Subscription required