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Encyclopedia > William Van Mildert

William Van Mildert (17651836) was the last Prince-Bishop of Durham (18261836), and one of the founders of the University of Durham. His name survives in Van Mildert College, founded in 1965.


He was Bishop of Llandaff from 1819 to 1826, from whence he translated to Durham; prior to this, he had been rector of the church of St. Mary-le-Bow in London.


As part of the foundation of the University, behind which he was the driving force, he moved his residence to from Durham Castle to Lumley Castle, and gifted the castle to the University, where it became the home of University College. In addition, he gifted a large number of buildings on Palace Green, between the Castle and the Cathedral, which are currently in use by various departments of the University.


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Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England.
Van Mildert Boat Club regularly enters races on the river Wear and external regattas such as Hexham and York, mostly using wooden and plastic coxed fours.
Van Mildert Bus Society was recently created by a group of students dedicated to the acquisition and operation of a double-decker bus (ideally a form of the famous London Transport Routemaster model) by the JCR.
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