Willink, Sir Henry (1894-1973), Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Willink, Sir Henry (1894-1973), Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

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  • The Rt Hon Sir Henry Urmston Willink, Bart, MC, PC, QC, MP

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7 March 1894 - 20 July 1973


Master of Magdalene College 1948-1966

Educated at Trinity College.
MP (National Conservative) for Croydon North, 1940-1948
Minister of Health, 1943-1945
Vice-Chancellor, 1953-1955
Created Baronet 1957, ‘for public services’ – he chaired four Royal commissions or commissions of inquiry between 1951 and 1962
Made an Honorary Fellow on his retirement from the Mastership in 1966

Arms in Hall glass, E3.

College Magazine
Article by F.H.H. Clark, College Magazine, No. 70 (1948) pp. 9-11
Article College Magazine No. 17 (1972-73) pp. 3-13
Obituary by R. Hyam College Magazine 1966


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