Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Westcott House, Cambridge

Westcott House is a Church of England theological college based in Jesus Lane located in the centre of the university city of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Its main activity is training people for ordained ministry in Anglican churches. Westcott House is a founder member of the Cambridge Theological Federation.

Lowry refers to the college in his novel Ultramarine; "Cambridge, Eng. where I remained ten years as a fellow of Westcott House." Pg. 93. This is part of Dana's fantasy of his life story which he is telling Popplereuter on their drunken drift around Tsjang-tsjang (Dairen). Lowry did not attend the college which he mentions probably as an ironic joke given his own drunken time at college in Cambridge.

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