What is skullion?


Skullion is a central character in Porterhouse Blue (1974) and Grantchester Grind (1995), two novels about life in the fictitious Porterhouse College at Cambridge by British novelist Tom Sharpe. For centuries, Porterhouse College has been renowned for its cuisine, the prowess of its rowers and the low level of its academic achievements. Since the College was founded there have been Skullions at Porterhouse.

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Skullion in Film
... for Channel 4, with David Jason playing the role of Skullion, and winning a BAFTA for Best Actor for the role ...
Lord Jeremy Pimpole
... where his name, with that of a former student, Launcelot Gutterby, is often chanted to himself by Skullion, the Head Porter, as the mantra "Gutterby and ... This helps to remind Skullion of the days when students had been proper gentlemen ... At the end of Grantchester Grind Skullion, who became Master of Porterhouse College on the death of Sir Godber Evans, nominates Lord Pimpole as the next Master of the College ...
Sir Godber Evans - As Master of Porterhouse
... sweeping changes to the centuries of College tradition, much to the concern of Skullion, the Head Porter, and the Fellows, who plan a counter attack to ... Skullion contemptuously remembers Sir Godber from his student days as a grammar school boy and therefore not a proper gentleman ... the college's legendary snobbery, known to all as 'grammar school tyke.' Skullion is sacked for insolence by Sir Godber, and is forced to leave his home ...