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Reverend Dr Arthur James Tait, Third Principal of Ridley Hall (1908–1927)

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Arthur James Tait was educated at the Merchant Taylors’ School in London and St John’s College, Cambridge. He studied for ordination at Ridley Hall in 1896, later becoming Principal of St Aidan’s College, Birkenhead before returning to Ridley as Principal in 1908. He left Ridley Hall in 1927 to take up a Residentiary Canonry in Peterborough Cathedral.

Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge


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    oil on canvas

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    120 x 84 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from students on the departure of the sitter from Ridley Hall, 1927


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Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge

Ridley Hall Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 9HG England

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