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Brooke Foss Westcott

1825-1901. Bishop of Durham. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he was much influenced by the headmaster, James Prince Lee. In 1844 he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1849. His pupils included his old schoolfellows J.B. Lightfoot* and E.W. Benson,* and also F.J.A. Hort.* He was ordained in 1851 and the following year went to teach at Harrow School. In 1869 he was appointed a residentiary canon of Peterborough and the next year, at Lightfoot's instigation, was recalled to Cambridge as regius professor of divinity. He tidied up the courses and syllabi and himself lectured for the first three years on early church history and then for five years mainly on Christian doctrine. Thereafter he took books or selected passages of the NT. He was active in university administration and also in pastoral concern. He was prominent in the formation of the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and the founding of the Cambridge Clergy Training School (later known as