Henry Malden, the fourth son of Jonas Malden, a Preston surgeon, attended Preston's School and Trinity College Cambridge (B.A. 1822; M.A. 1825), where he was the friend and associate of Thomas Babington Macaulay and John Moultrie. Together they contributed poetry to Knight's Quarterly Magazine with Derwent Coleridge and Winthrop Mackworth Praed. Afterwards Malden became a distinguished classicist and professor of Greek at University College London (1831-76). He was headmaster at the University College School (1833-42).
History of Rome. 1831.
On the study of the Greek and Latin languages: an introductory lecture, delivered in the University of London. 1831.
On the origin of universities and academical degrees, 1835.
On the introduction of the natural sciences into general education. A lecture, delivered at the commencement of the session of the Faculty of Arts in University College, London. 1838.