Paul Cairn Vellacott

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Paul Cairn Vellacott
Born 1891
Died 15 November 1954
Nationality British
Occupation Academic
Known for Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge

Paul Cairn Vellacott CBE, DSO (1891 - 15 November 1954) served as Headmaster of Harrow School and Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

The son of William Edward Vellacott (a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who lived at Budleigh Salterton, Devon), he served as Headmaster of Harrow School from 1934 to 1939 and Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, from 1939 to 1954.

Vellacott was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

On 20 June 1929 he married Hilda Francesca Lubbock, daughter of Sir Nevile Lubbock (1839–1914) and Constance Ann Herschel (daughter of astronomer John Herschel and granddaughter of astronomer William Herschel).

Academic offices
Preceded by
Cyril Norwood
Head Master of Harrow School
1934-1939
Succeeded by
Paul Boissier
Academic offices
Preceded by
Harold Temperley
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
1939–1954
Succeeded by
Herbert Butterfield