College History

Masters of University College

There have been thirteen Masters of University College since the college was established in the 1830s.

All past Masters have their portrait hanging in the Great Hall or SCR ante-room. Recent portraits of past Masters have been kindly funded by the University College Durham Trust and Durham Castle Society.

Please click on a portrait to learn more about a Master. 

To contribute your own 'memory of a Master' please contact Castle's Alumni Office.

 

The Venerable Charles Thorp (also Warden of the University)
1833-1862

The Revd Joseph Waite
1865-1873

The Revd Herbert Edward Booth
1873-1874

The Revd Alfred Plummer
1874-1902

The Revd Henry Gee
1902-1918

The Revd Henry Ellershaw
1919-1932

The Revd John Hall How
1932-1939

Lt-Col Angus Alexander Macfarlane-Grieve
1939-1953

Lt-Col Leonard Slater
1953-1973

Dr D.W. MacDowall
1973-1978

Dr Edward Salthouse
1979-1996

Prof. Maurice Tucker
1997-2011

 

David Held

Prof. David Held
2012-date

Durham Castle Society

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