Henry Rudolf Reichel (October 11, 1856 – June 22, 1931), was a founder of the University of Wales. [1 ]
Born in Belfast, the son of a future
Bishop of Meath, Reichel was educated at Christ’s Hospital and Balliol College, Oxford. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from 1880 until 1894 He was appointed the first principal of the [2 ] University College of North Wales, in Bangor. He retained the post from the age of 28 until 1927 when he was 71. [3 ] [4 ]
Linked to the Nationalist movement of Wales, he was the vice-chancellor of the University of Wales for six terms. Knighted in 1907, he had a quiet and reserved character, but was celebrated by many in Wales, and many tributes were given upon his death in 1931.
In June 1901 he received an honorary doctorate (
LL.D) from the University of Glasgow during the university´s 450th jubilee. [5 ]
Painting of Sir Henry Reichel (1913)
Welsh Biography Online, National Library of Wales
References [ edit ]
^ “Sir Harry Reichel” The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jun 25, 1931; pg. 16; Issue 45858
^ ‘REICHEL, Sir Harry (Rudolf)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 31 Oct 2013
^ Welsh Biography on-line
^ The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg735 ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
^ "Glasgow University jubilee" The Times (London). Friday, 14 June 1901. (36481), p. 10.