James Bellamy (academic)

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James Bellamy by "Spy" in Vanity Fair, 1st April 1893.

James Bellamy (1819–1909) was a British academic and administrator at the University of Oxford.[1]

Bellamy was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and St John's College, Oxford, where he attained a BA degree in 1841 and MA degree in 1845. He was ordained in 1843 and was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity in 1850 followed by a Doctor of Divinity in 1872. He was President of St John's College from 1871 to 1909.

At Oxford University, Bellamy was a member of the University Commission from 1877 to 1879 and Vice-Chancellor from 1886 to 1890. He was also a conservative and musician.

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  1. ^ "Bellamy, James". The Concise Dictionary of National Biography. Volume I: A–F. Oxford University Press. 1995. p. 202. 

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Philip Wynter
President of St John's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Herbert Armitage James
Preceded by
Benjamin Jowett
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Henry Boyd