Frederick Charles Plumptre

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Revd Dr Frederick Charles Plumptre (1796–1870) was a Victorian academic and administrator.[1][2] He was Master of University College, Oxford for many years till the end of his life and concurrently Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University for four years.

Frederick Plumptre was from an academic family, mainly at Cambridge. He attained a second class degree in Literae Humaniores in 1817 at University College, Oxford, and was elected a Fellow in the same year. He became Dean and Tutor of the College from 1821.

Plumptre had an interest in architecture and served three terms as President of the Oxford Architectural Society. He was involved in the restoration and building of several churches in Oxford. He was also a member of the Delegacy (building committee), established on 8 April 1854, that set up the Oxford University Museum.[3]


  1. ^ M. G. Brock & M. C. Curthoys, Nineteenth-century Oxford, page 654.
  2. ^ Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. Frederick Charles Plumptre and Arthur Stanley: 1836–1850, pages 351–366.
  3. ^ Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward, page 158.
Academic offices
Preceded by
George Rowley
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
George Granville Bradley
Preceded by
Benjamin Parsons Symons
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Richard Lynch Cotton