William Chawner

Picture of William Chawner

William Chawner was the 5th Classic in 1871 and became Vice-Chancellor 1899-1901.

He was a Liberal and a Reformer. Whilst Senior Tutor in 1878 he raised the possibility of uniting Emmanuel and Christ's College to the Governing Body. The plan never came to pass but Chawner, with the assistance of the Fellows A.T. Chapman and Fenton Hort, continued to promote the idea of the merger whilst Master until 1906-7.