Regius Professor of Hebrew (Oxford)

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Edward Pococke, bust in the cathedral of a 17th-century professor
Edward Bouverie Pusey, professor for more than fifty years, 1828 to 1882

The Regius Professorship of Hebrew in the University of Oxford is a professorship at the University of Oxford, founded by Henry VIII in 1546.

In 1630, through the influence of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, a canonry of Christ Church was perpetually annexed to the professorship.

List of Regius Professors[edit]

Incomplete list:

Godfrey Rolles Driver twice served as acting professor during vacancies, in 1934–1935 and 1959–1960. However, he was not eligible to hold the chair outright, as he was a layman and the chair was attached to an Anglican canonry of Christ Church, requiring the holder to be in holy orders.[13]

References[edit]

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  3. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Kingsmill, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  4. ^ "John Harding (HRDN584J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Thorne, William (1568?-1630)". Dictionary of National Biography 56. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  6. ^ Gordon Goodwin, 'Meetkerke, Edward (1590–1657), divine', in Dictionary of National Biography (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1894)
  7. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Pococke, Edward". Dictionary of National Biography 46. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  8. ^ "Hyde, Thomas (HD652T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  9. ^ The London Gazette: no. 5330. p. 1. 17–21 May 1715.
  10. ^ Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886, Volume I: A–D, p. 175: "Brown, Richard"
  11. ^ R. S. Simpson, 'Nicoll, Alexander', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  12. ^ 'Pusey, Edward Bouverie', in Encyclopædia Britannica (1911 edition)
  13. ^ a b c J. A. Emerton, 'Driver, Sir Godfrey Rolles (1892–1975)' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  14. ^ H. G. M. Williamson, Obituary of James Barr at guardian.co.uk
  15. ^ Hugh Williamson, Christ Church, Oxford, at chch.ox.ac.uk
  16. ^ https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regius-professor-of-hebrew-oxford-university-jan-joosten https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regius-professor-of-hebrew-oxford-university-jan-joosten].