Edward Arthur Burroughs – 23 August 1934) was an English writer and Anglican bishop.(1 October 1882
Born into an ecclesiastical family — his father was William Edward Burroughs (1845–1931), rector of the Mariners' Church, Dún Laoghaireand later prebendary of Exeter Cathedral — and educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1908. He was Fellow, Lecturer and Tutor at Hertford College, Oxford and an Honorary Chaplain to the King before being appointed Dean of Bristol in 1922. Four year later he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Ripon. At the opening ceremony of the Hostel of the Resurrection in Leeds in 1928 Burroughs caused controversy when he described modern universities such as Leeds as "counterfeit presentations" when compared to the "real thing(s)" of Oxford and Cambridge. His comments denounced by others at the ceremony, Burroughs was forced to withdraw his words in a statement to the press the following week.
He died on 23 August 1934.
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