Dr Robert Mullineux Walmsley was the first ever Principal of the Northampton Institute, which thrives today as City, University of London. Chris Lines tells the story of a brilliant man whose vision is still keenly felt throughout higher education in the UK.


Chris Lines is an experienced journalist and editor who, since 2014, has worked as Publications Officer for City, University of London. He is also an alumnus of City’s School of Arts & Social Sciences (Periodical Journalism, 2003).