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Former Cambridge Blue, rowing coach and historian of the Lady Margaret Boat Club.
Thomas Crick was born in April 1801, the son of Thomas Crick (Caius, 1774), Rector of Little Thurlow Suffolk. Educated at Norwich and Felsted, Crick was admitted Sizar to St John’s in 1818. He matriculated in 1819 and graduated BA in 1923, Bachelor of Divinity in 1833.
He was a Fellow at St John’s between 1825 and 1848, serving as a Tutor 1831-46, President 1839-46, and Public Orator 1836-48. During this time as a Fellow, he was also Rector of Little Thurlow, Suffolk, before moving to Staplehurst in Kent. He was Rector there until he died in 1876.
Fellow of St John's College.
As an undergraduate (1911-1914), Dennis Ivor Day was a successful rower, partnering his brother to win races such as the Lowe Double Sculls. He was part of the team which won the Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race in 1914. He died in 1915, of wounds sustained fighting in the First World War.
George Day was the third son of Richard Day of Newport, Shropshire and Agnes Osborne. In 1521, he graduated BA from St John's and in 1522 he was elected to the Fellowship. He became first Linacre professor of medicine in 1525, and then college praelector in Greek. In 1528 he became public orator of the university.
He was ordained deacon at Lincoln on 7 March 1528 and became John Fisher's chaplain. As orator he wrote the university's decree in support of the royal supremacy and despite his connections with Fisher as appointed royal chaplain. He was appointed master of the College 27 July 1537 (with some royal support) and 5 June 1538 he was made provost of King's College, Cambridge.
On 15 April 1543 he was nominated as bishop of Chichester, Day resigned all his benefices, but kept the provostship of King's by royal dispensation.
Day survived Henry VIII's reign, with a spell in prison during Edward VI's and was released from prison with Mary's accession on 4 August 1553. He was popular with the Queen and preached at the funeral of Edward VI. He became Mary's almoner and preached at her coronoation.
He died in London 2 August 1556 and was buried in Chichester Cathedral.
- d 28/03/1972
George Lewis Day obtained his B.A. from St John's in 1913. As an undergraduate he was a successful rower, partnering his brother (D. I. Day) to win the Lowe Double Sculls in 1912, the Forster-Fairbairn Pairs in 1913, and the Magdalene Pairs in 1914. He became a solicitor and town clerk of St Ives, Huntingdonshire.