Regius Professor of Divinity

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The Regius Professorships of Divinity are amongst the oldest professorships at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. A third chair existed for a period at Trinity College, Dublin.

The Oxford and Cambridge chairs were founded by King Henry VIII. The chair at Cambridge had a stipend of £40 per year, later increased by James I with the rectory of Somersham, Cambridgeshire.[citation needed]

Professors at Oxford[edit]

(Sources: Oxford Historical Register 1200-1900 and supplements; and the Oxford University Calendar)

Professors at Cambridge[edit]

Professors at Dublin[edit]

The chair of Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Dublin was founded by King James I. Professors included:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wigan, Edward (WGN508E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Madew, John (MDW529J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Bucer, Martin (BCR550M)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Young, John (YN535J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Sedgwick, Thomas (SGWK529T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ "Pilkington, James (PLKN538J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  7. ^ "Pilkington, Leonard (PLKN544L)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  8. ^ "Hutton, Matthew (HTN546M)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  9. ^ "Whitgift, John (WHTT550J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  10. ^ "Chaderton, William (CHDN555W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  11. ^ "Whitaker, William (WHTR564W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  12. ^ Curry, William, jun. The picture of Dublin: or, Stranger's guide to the Irish metropolis 1835- Page 34 "The Divinity School consists of the Regius Professor of Divinity, and Archbishop King's Lecturer, each of whom has his assistants."
  13. ^ Dublin University magazine: a literary and political journal 1841- Volume 17 - Page 634 "The whole Works of Richard Graves, D.D. late Dean of Ardagh, and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Dublin, now first collected, with a Memoir of his Life and Writings, by his son, Richard Hastings Graves, D.D., Rector of Brigown ..."
  14. ^ The Dublin university magazine 1834 - Volume 4 - Page 352 "C. R. ELRINGTON, Regius Professor of Divinity."
  15. ^ The Irish Archaeological Society - Irish Archaeological Society 1841- Volume 1 - Page 118 "Rev. Charles R. Elrington, D.D., M.R.I.A., Regius Professor of Divinity, Dublin."
  16. ^ Howard, Joseph Jackson & Crisp, Frederick Arthur (1898). Visitation of Ireland. Vol.II. Privately printed. p. 69. 
  17. ^ Comerford, Patrick (19 September 2013). "The Revd Professor RM Gwynn (1877-1962)". patrickcomerford.com. Retrieved 5 October 2013.