John Lowe (Dean of Christ Church)

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John Lowe (1899–1960) was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, England (1939–59) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1948–51).[1]


Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he studied at Trinity College, Toronto and went on to the University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar (1922). He returned to Trinity College, where he taught for twelve years, serving as Dean of Divinity (1933–39), before taking up his post at Christ Church, Oxford.

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  1. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 13, 2011.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Alwyn Williams
Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Aikman Simpson
Preceded by
William Teulon Swan Stallybrass
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Maurice Bowra