Revd Robert Wilmot Howard

The Howard Society

Revd Robert Wilmot Howard

“No one ever gave himself more completely and selflessly to his College than did ‘Bob’ Howard to St Peter’s and to each and all of its members in his time.”

“It fell to him, ably backed by the pre-war members of Senior Common Room, to re-establish St Peter’s and rebuild its corporate life when it returned to its own buildings as he took over the Mastership.”

“Two years later, in 1947, a great step forward was taken when the Hall became a New Foundation, and from then on, free from the restrictions which surround a Permanent Private Hall, St Peter’s grew steadily in numbers and University prestige.”

“In all this Howard took a leading part, but great as were the things he did, he will be remembered, as he was loved, still more for what he was, a ‘character’ whose inexhaustible enthusiasm, generosity, and affection were personally felt by all who worked with him or under him.”

-Revd Canon Julian Thornton-Duesbery, second and fourth Master of St Peter’s.