John Percival - The Great Educator
Percival, aged only 28, was the founding Headmaster of Clifton College when it opened in 1862 and in his sixteen years there he established it as unquestionably a great school which increased from the original 76 boys to 680 when he left. He was President of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1878 to 1887, responsible for the 'New Buildings', and served as Headmaster of Rugby from 1887 to 1895 and as Bishop of Hereford from 1895 to 1917. One of the most influential educationalists of his day, he was also instrumental in the foundation of Somerville College at Oxford, Clifton High School in Bristol and University College Bristol.
Published as a 22-page pamphlet by The Bristol Branch of the Historical Association, The University, Bristol, 1993.