Charles Edward Searle

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Reverend Dr. Charles Edward Searle (18 June 1828, Hackney – 29 July 1902, Cambridge) was an English clergyman and academic, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1880 until his death in 1902.

Charles Edward Searle was the seventh son of Samuel Browne Searle of Hackney. He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating BA (10th wrangler) in 1851.[1] Elected a fellow, he rose to become tutor, Dean and eventually (from 1880) Master of Pembroke. "To him, more than to any other single man, the growth of the College, both in numbers and distinction, during the later part of the nineteenth century, was due."[1] He was Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University in 1888-89. He was the friend and chief mentor of Inagaki Manjiro.


  1. ^ a b "Searle, Charles Edward (SRL847CE)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Power
Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
George Gabriel Stokes
Preceded by
Charles Taylor
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Succeeded by
Henry Montagu Butler