Treasure's description

The Charter Committee

The Charter Committee

The Charter Committee This is the executive committee established to secure a university charter for University College, Bristol. It included members of the staff of University College and prominent local supporters. Those shown are, standing left to right: T. W. Williams, C.J. Lowe, F. Richardson Cross, Hiatt C. Baker, J.W. Arrowsmith, J. Rafter; sitting, left to right: J.H. Howell, E.H. Cook, H.N. Abbot, G.A. Wills, Lewis Fry, C. Lloyd Morgan, R.P. Cowl, Fenwick Richards; insert at top: Henry Overton Wills. Their efforts bore fruit in the Charter of the University of Bristol, signed on 24 May 1909. The University of Bristol continues to commemorate this event on Founder's Day, which is held in May, and this year will be on 20 May 2009. The photograph is one of many photographic images, relating to the history of the University College, Bristol, and the University of Bristol, held in Special Collections. DM454