John Marlin’s feature on College Shields in the Michaelmas magazine was full of interest but included one lapse in the commentary on Harris Manchester College. Originally founded as the Manchester Academy in 1786, yes, but not by ‘English Presbyterians’. 

Two of the Founders are to be seen in the College’s Warrington Window – Thomas Barnes and Thomas Percival – while the third, my first cousin Ralph Harrison, has a beautiful window dedicated to him in the College Chapel. All three Founders were graduates of the Unitarian Warrington Academy and two, Harrison and Barnes, were ministers at Manchester’s Unitarian Cross Street Chapel.

David Harrison
University College, 1960