Bachelor, Oxford University, 1948. Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1952. Doctor of Laws, Liverpool University, 1975.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hull University, 1977. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1979. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), University Manchester, 1984.
Doctor (honorary), University York, 1979.
Ordained priest Church of England. With Law Fire Insurance Society Ltd., 1936—1940. Curate, vicar churches in Oxford, 1949—1957.
Vice principal Wycliffe Hall, 1957—1960. Oriel, canon Rochester Cathedral. Warden Rochester Theological College, 1960—1966.
Bishop of Liverpool, 1966—1975. Archbishop of York, 1975—1983. Prochancellor Hull University, 1975—1983, York University, 1977—1983.
Member House of Lords, since 1972. Privy counsellor, since 1975. Subprelate Order St. John, since 1975.
Navigator RaAF, 1940-1946.
Served as navigator Royal Air Force, 1940-1946. Honorary fellow Saint Catherine"s College, Oxford, 1975, Saint Peter"s College, Oxford, 1983. Member Royal Commonwealth Society.
Married Brenda Gertrude Coyte Blanch, 1943. Children: Susan, Hilary, Angela, Timothy, Alison.