John Richard Magrath
Magrath was born on the island of Guernsey and educated at Elizabeth College. He attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oriel College, Oxford and became a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, in 1860. He was ordained in 1863. At the Queen's College, he became Tutor (from 1864), Dean (1864–67), Chaplain (1867–78), Bursar (1874–78), Pro-provost (1877), and then Provost (1878–1930).
At Oxford he was a member of the University's Hebdomadal Council (1878–99), Curator of the University Chest (1885–1908), a Delegate of the Oxford University Press (1894–1920), and Vice-Chancellor (1894–98).
- The Fall of the Republic of Florence, (Stanhope Prize Essay), 1860
- A Plea for the Study of Theology in the University of Oxford, 1868
- Selections from Aristotle’s Organon, 1868, 2nd ed. 1877
- Papers on University Reform, 1877
- 'Queen's College', in Clark’s Colleges of Oxford, 1891
- The Flemings in Oxford, vol. I 1904, vol. II 1913, vol. III 1924
- The Obituary Book of Queen's College, Oxford, 1910
- Fresh Light on the Family of Robert de Eglesfield, Kendal, 1916
- Sir Robert Parvyng, Kendal, 1919
- The Queen's College, in two volumes, 1921, republished by BiblioBazaar 2009 (ISBN 978-1117672939) Volume 1 republished by General Books, 2010 (ISBN 978-1152592209)
- "Magrath, John Richard". The Concise Dictionary of National Biography. Volume II: G–M. Oxford University Press. 1995. p. 1917.
- "Catalogue of the papers of John Richard Magrath, 1861–1920". Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, UK. 2001. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
|Provost of The Queen's College, Oxford
|Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Sir William Reynell Anson