Frederick Homes Dudden

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Frederick Homes Dudden (1874–1955) was an academic administrator and theological scholar.[1] He was Chaplain to King George V and George VI (1929–52), Master of Pembroke College, Oxford (1918–55)[2] and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1929–32).[3]

Frederick Dudden was educated at Bath College and Pembroke College, Oxford. Dudden was Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street, central London. He was Fellow, Lecturer in theology and Chaplain of Lincoln College, Oxford (1898–1914). He was Canon of Gloucester (1918–37). At Oxford University, he was a member of Hebdomadal Council (1924–45) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (1925–29 and 1932–49), before and after his time as Vice-Chancellor.

At Pembroke College, he was the first Master to live in the Lodgings. The previous Master's House was converted into undergraduate accommodation in 1928. He was a friend of Lord Nuffield, which led to the endowment of the Pembroke Mastership. This freed subsequent Masters of Pembroke from the financial need to take the position of Canon at Gloucester Cathedral, which had been given to the College by Queen Anne in 1714.


  • Henry Fielding: His Life, Works, and Times (2 vols), 1953
  • Gregory the Great, his Place in History and Thought (2 vols)
  • The Life and Times of St Ambrose (2 vols)
  • Christ and Christ's Religion
  • In Christ's Name
  • The Future Life
  • The Problem of Human Suffering and the War
  • The Heroic Dead and other Sermons
  • The Delayed Victory
  • The Dead and the Living, and other Sermons


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Bishop John Mitchinson
Master of Pembroke College, Oxford
Succeeded by
R. B. McCallum
Preceded by
Francis William Pember
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Francis John Lys