John Cole (academic)

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John Cole (1758–1819) was an Anglican priest and academic administrator at the University of Oxford.[1]

Cole was originally from Marazion in Cornwall, southwest England.[2] He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he gained a Master of Arts (1788), Bachelor of Divinity (1795) and Doctor of Divinity (1800).

In 1808, he was elected Rector of Exeter College, Oxford. While Rector at Exeter College, Cole was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1810 until 1814.[3] At the time of his death in 1819, Cole was Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Oxford University, Chaplain to his Royal Highness the Duke of Clarence, Rector of Yaverland in the Isle of Wight, and Vicar of Gulval in Cornwall.

His brother was Captain Sir Christopher Cole KCB (1770–1836), a Royal Navy officer.[4]


  1. ^ "Generation 6". Cornwall: Story. Retrieved July 13, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "The Rev. John Cole, D. D.". Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century. London: Nichols, Son, and Bentley. 1826. p. 568. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sir Christopher Cole, K.C.B.". The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume XXI. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. p. 110. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Henry Richards
Rector of Exeter College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Collier Jones
Preceded by
John Parsons
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Thomas Lee