List of Principals and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford

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The Principal's Lodgings (left) and the chapel (right) are located within the First Quad of Jesus College.

Jesus College, Oxford, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, is run by the Principal and Fellows of the college. The Principal of the college must be "a person distinguished for literary or scientific attainments, or for services in the work of education in the University or elsewhere".[1] The Principal has "pre-eminence and authority over all members of the College and all persons connected therewith" and exercises "a general superintendence in all matters relating to education and discipline".[2] The current Principal, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, was appointed in 2015 and is the thirty first holder of the office. This figure does not include Seth Ward, who was elected Principal by the Fellows in 1657 but never installed: Oliver Cromwell, Chancellor of the University at the time, appointed Francis Howell instead.[3] Fourteen Principals have been former students of the college, the first being Griffith Powell, elected in 1613, and the most recent being Alfred Hazel, elected in 1925. The longest-serving Principal was Henry Foulkes, from 1817 to 1857.[4]

When the college was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I, the first charter installed David Lewis as Principal and named eight others as the first Fellows.[5] The statutes of 1622 allowed for 16 Fellows.[6] There is now no limit on the number of Fellowships that the Governing Body can create.[7] The college statutes provide for various categories of Fellows.[8] Professorial Fellows are those Professors and Readers of the University who are allocated to the college by the University.[9] One of these professorships is the Jesus Professor of Celtic, which is the only chair in Celtic Studies at an English university. Holders of the position since its creation in 1877 include John Rhys, Ellis Evans and Thomas Charles-Edwards.[10][11] The zoologists Charles Godfray and Paul Harvey are both Professorial Fellows.[12][13] Official Fellows are those who hold tutorial or administrative appointments in the college. Past Official Fellows include the composer and musicologist John Caldwell, the historians Sir Goronwy Edwards and Niall Ferguson, the philosopher Galen Strawson and the political philosopher John Gray. There are also Senior and Junior Research Fellows. Principals and Fellows who retire can be elected as Emeritus Fellows.[8] The college can also elect "distinguished persons" to Honorary Fellowships.[14]

The college crest above the Ship Street entrance gate

A further category is that of Welsh Supernumerary Fellows, who are, in rotation, the Vice-Chancellors of Cardiff University, Swansea University, Lampeter University, Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and the University of Wales College of Medicine.[8] There is one Welsh Supernumerary Fellow at a time, holding the position for not longer than three years.[15] The first of these was John Viriamu Jones in 1897.[16]

The college formerly had a category of missionary Fellows, known as Leoline Fellows after their founder, Principal Leoline Jenkins. In his will in 1685, he stated that "It is but too obvious that the persons in Holy Orders employed in his Majesty's fleet at sea and foreign plantations are too few." To address this, he established two Fellowships, whose holders should serve as clergy "in any of his Majesty's fleets or in his Majesty's plantations" under the direction of the Lord High Admiral and the Bishop of London respectively. The last of these, Frederic de Winton, was appointed in 1876 and held his Fellowship until his death in 1932. This category was abolished in 1877 by the Oxford and Cambridge Universities Commission, without prejudice to the rights of existing holders such as de Winton.[17] Another category of Fellowship that was abolished in the 19th century was that of the King Charles I Fellows, founded by Charles I in 1636 and tenable by natives of the Channel Islands in an attempt by him to "reclaim the Channel Islands from the extreme Calvinism which characterised them."[18] The first such Fellow was Daniel Brevint.[18]

Whilst the founding charter did not require the Fellows or the students to be Welsh, the college has long had strong associations with Wales. Between 1571 and 1915, only one Principal (Francis Howell, 1657–1660) was not from Wales or of Welsh descent. Many of the Fellows in the past were also Welsh, since when new Fellowships were created by benefactions (often by people of Welsh descent) there was frequently a stipulation that the recipients would be related to the donor or come from a place in Wales specified by the donor. These specific limitations were removed as part of reforms of Oxford University during the 19th century.[19]

Principals and Fellows[edit]


The college chapel memorial to Principal Jonathan Edwards
The college chapel memorial to Principal Henry Foulkes
The college chapel memorial to Principal Joseph Hoare
The college chapel tombstone of Principal Sir Leoline Jenkins
The college chapel memorial to Principal John Lloyd
The college chapel memorial to Principal Francis Mansell
The portrait of Principal Thomas Pardo hangs in the college hall.
The college chapel memorial to Principal Sir Eubule Thelwall
A list of Principals and Fellows
Name Fellow Principal Notes Ref
Archdall, HenryHenry Archdall 1941 Australian priest and schoolteacher, who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Principal of St David's College, Lampeter [20][21]
Ashworth, AndreaAndrea Ashworth 1997–2000 Junior Research Fellow in English, who won the Somerset Maugham Award from the Society of Authors in 1999 for Once in a House on Fire, her autobiography about her traumatic childhood [22][23]
Aubrey, WilliamWilliam Aubrey 1571–95 Regius Professor of Civil Law (1553–59), one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5]
Baker, J. N. L.J. N. L. Baker (OM) 1939–71 College Lecturer in Geography (1932–71) and Bursar (1939–62); Lord Mayor of Oxford (1964–65) [24]
Bandinel, JamesJames Bandinel (OM) 1754–76 University Proctor (1776) and Public Orator (1776–84) [25]
Beer, PeterPeter Beer 1996–2006 Retired Air Vice-Marshal who held the college position of Home Bursar [26]
Bennetts, ColinColin Bennetts 1975–78 College chaplain for three years, later becoming Bishop of Coventry (1998–2008) [27]
Bevans, FrancisFrancis Bevans 1586–1602 Chancellor to Herbert Westfaling (Bishop of Hereford), and spent much of his time as Principal in Hereford, leaving Griffith Powell to run the college [4][28][29]
Bosworth, RichardRichard Bosworth 2011–present Historian of the 20th century, appointed as a Senior Research Fellow [30]
Bould, HenryHenry Bould (OM) 1623–38 Named as one of the founding scholars in the college's third charter (1622) before becoming a Fellow [31]
Brevint, DanielDaniel Brevint 1637–48
The first holder of the Fellowship for Channel Islanders created by Charles I [18][25][32]
Briscoe, ThomasThomas Briscoe (OM) 1834–59 Vice-Principal (1849–58), vicar of Holyhead (1858–95) [33]
Brundin, Clark L.Clark L. Brundin (HF) 1963–85 Engineer who later became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick (1985–92) [34]
Caldwell, JohnJohn Caldwell 1999–2005 Musicologist and composer, who became an Emeritus Fellow on his retirement [35][36]
Cantor, BrianBrian Cantor 1987–95 Senior Research Fellow in Material Processing, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York since 2002 [37]
Carpenter, G. D. HaleG. D. Hale Carpenter 1933–48 Hope Professor of Entomology (1933–48), succeeding Sir Edward Bagnall Poulton [38]
Carrington, AlanAlan Carrington 1984–87 Professor of Chemistry 1984–87; a former Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge; Royal Society Research Professor at Southampton University (1979–84 and 1987–99); awarded the Faraday Lectureship Prize (1985) and Davy Medal (1992) [39]
Chapman, DavidDavid Chapman (HF) 1907–44 Physical chemist who ran the college laboratories (the last college labs in Oxford) [40]
Charles-Edwards, ThomasThomas Charles-Edwards 1997–2011 Jesus Professor of Celtic [11][30][41]
Christie, JohnJohn Christie (HF) 1949–67 Former headmaster of Repton and Westminster Schools [42]
Church, ArthurArthur Church (OM) 1908–12 University Reader in Botany (1910–30), elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1921 [43]
Cohu, J. R.J. R. Cohu (OM) 1882–90 Clergyman, headmaster and writer on biblical topics [44]
Cotterell, JohnJohn Cotterell 1571–75 Clergyman and former Principal of White Hall and Laurence Hall, and one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5][25]
Cox, KeithKeith Cox 1973–98 Geologist with a particular interest in flood basalts [45]
Crone, PatriciaPatricia Crone 1979–90 Historiographer of early Islamic history [46]
Cross, LeslieLeslie Cross 1927–47 College chaplain and tutor in theology, Estates Bursar (1941–43) and Senior Tutor (1945–47); appointed an Emeritus Fellow in 1960 [47][48]
Davies, FrancisFrancis Davies (OM) 1640By 1640 – ? Bishop of Llandaff (1667–75), who was reputedly a Fellow of the college, although the college's records do not substantiate this [25][49]
Davies, PaulPaul Davies 2009–present Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law since 2009; previously a Fellow of Balliol College then a professor at the London School of Economics [50]
de Winton, FredericFrederic de Winton 1876–32 The last Leoline Fellow; Archdeacon of Colombo (1902–25) [17][51]
Dodd, PercyPercy Dodd (OM) 1919–31 Classicist whose substantial bequest to the college is used to support non-academic travel by undergraduates [52][53][54]
Edwards, EdwardEdward Edwards (OM) 1747–83 Welsh cleric and friend of Samuel Johnson, Vice-Principal (1762–83) [55]
Edwards, GoronwySir Goronwy Edwards (OM/HF) 1919–48 Welsh historian who served as Senior Tutor and Vice-Principal; left to become Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of History at the University of London [56]
Edwards, JonathanJonathan Edwards 1662–86 1686–1712 Theologian and Treasurer of Llandaff Cathedral; first Principal to serve as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University [57]
Edwards, JonathanJonathan Edwards (OM) 1636–48 Later Archdeacon of Derry [25]
Edwards, WilliamWilliam Edwards 1874–77 Later one of H.M. Inspectors of School in Wales for nearly 50 years [25]
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis (OM) 1696–1713 Welsh cleric and antiquarian [25]
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 1628–31 Founder of Dolgellau Grammar School [25]
Ellis, ThomasThomas Ellis (OM) 1649–73 Fellow during and after the English Commonwealth, Vice-Principal under Francis Mansell [58]
Ellis, ThomasThomas Ellis (OM) 1731–61 Became Senior Fellow [59]
Evans, Daniel SilvanDaniel Silvan Evans 1897–1900 Welsh lexicographer, Professor of Welsh at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Chancellor of Bangor Cathedral [60][61]
Evans, DanielDaniel Evans 1817–46 Welsh poet (known as Daniel Ddu o Geredigion) [25][62]
Evans, EllisEllis Evans (OM/HF) 1978–96 Jesus Professor of Celtic (1978–96) [41]
Evans, RoyRoy Evans 1998–99 Civil engineer who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor [63]
Ferguson, NiallNiall Ferguson 1992–present Laurence Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University since 2004, Senior Research Fellow since 2002 (having previously been an Official Fellow in History) [64]
Ffoulkes, EdmundEdmund Ffoulkes (OM) 1843–55 Anglican priest (and nephew of Principal Henry Foulkes) who converted to Roman Catholicism and back to Anglicanism, becoming vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin [65]
Foster, IdrisSir Idris Foster (HF) 1947–78 Jesus Professor of Celtic (1947–78) [66]
Foulkes, HenryHenry Foulkes (OM) 1796–1817 1817–57 Longest-serving Principal in the history of the college [25][67]
Fraser, JohnJohn Fraser 1921–45 Jesus Professor of Celtic (1921–45) [68]
George, HerbertHerbert George (OM) 1919–39 Chemistry tutor, who also acted as the college's Librarian and Bursar [69]
Gilbertson, LewisLewis Gilbertson (OM) 1840–72 Served as Junior Bursar for a time, then as Vice-Principal (1855–72); tried to move the college towards Anglo-Catholicism and involved in the renovation of the chapel in 1864 [70][71]
Godfray, CharlesCharles Godfray 2006–present Hope Professor of Entomology since 2006 [12]
Goodwin, AlbertAlbert Goodwin (OM) 1933–53 History Lecturer (1931) then Fellow; later Professor of History at the University of Manchester [53][72]
Grant, DavidDavid Grant 2005–06 Engineer who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University [73]
Gray, JohnJohn Gray 1976–97 Political philosopher, who became School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics [27]
Griffiths, Ernest HowardErnest Howard Griffiths 1905, 1909, 1913, 1917 Physicist and principal of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, and a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow [74]
Griffiths, JohnJohn Griffiths (OM) 1863–16 Mathematician with a particular interest in analytical geometry [75]
Habakkuk, JohnSir John Habakkuk (HF) 1967–84 Served as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1973–77) whilst Principal [76]
Hale, Sir John RigbySir John Rigby Hale (OM/HF) 1949–64 Historian of the Renaissance [77]
Hardy, ErnestErnest Hardy 1875–78
1921–25 Classics tutor who wrote a history of the college (1899) and succeeded Rhys as Principal after a vacancy of six years – the first non-Welsh Principal since Francis Howell (1657–60) [78]
Hargreaves, DavidDavid Hargreaves 1979–84 University Reader in Education; later became Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge (1988–2000) [39]
Harper, DanielDaniel Harper (OM) 1845–52 1877–95 Former headmaster of Cowbridge Grammar School and Sherborne School [79][80]
Harvey, PaulPaul Harvey 1997–present Professor of Zoology [41]
Hazel, AlfredAlfred Hazel (OM) 1898–1925 1925–44 Former Liberal MP, Fellow in Law and All Souls Reader in English Law (1933) [20]
Heath, AnthonyAnthony Heath 1970–86 Professor of Sociology at Oxford (1999–2010) [39]
Hide, RaymondRaymond Hide (HF) 1983–96 Geophysicist, working in meteorology, oceanography and geomagnetism [81][82]
Higginson, JohnJohn Higginson 1571–1622 1571 – after 1622 A Leicestershire priest who was one of the eight original Fellows of the college, and was still alive in 1622 when the college's third charter was granted by King James I [5][31][83]
Hoare, JosephJoseph Hoare (OM) 1734–62 1768–1802 First married Principal, who donated £200 whilst Principal for restoration of the Old Quadrangle [4][25][84]
Houghton, JohnSir John Houghton (OM/HF) 1960–83 Professor of Atmospheric Physics (1976–83) and chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [39][85][86]
Howell, FrancisFrancis Howell 1657–60 Principal during the English Commonwealth, and the only non-Welsh Principal between 1571 and 1921 [19][87]
Howell, JamesJames Howell 1623 Elected to a Fellowship, but never formally admitted before his place was taken by another in 1626 [88]
Huet, ThomasThomas Huet 1571–91 Precentor of St David's Cathedral (1562–88), one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5][89]
Hughes, DavidDavid Hughes (OM) 1774–1802 1802–17 Donated money to increase the value of scholarships from South Wales and England, to reduce disparity with North Wales scholarships [4][25]
Humphreys, HumphreyHumphrey Humphreys (OM) 1673–80 Bishop of Bangor (1689–1701), Bishop of Hereford (1701–12) [25][90]
Huyck, ThomasThomas Huyck 1571–75 Chancellor of the Diocese of London, one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5][89]
James, EdwardEdward James (OM) 1589 or 1590 – about 1596 Welsh cleric who translated the first Book of Homilies into Welsh in 1606 [91]
Jayne, FrancisFrancis Jayne 1868–73 Lecturer in modern history (1871–79), later Bishop of Chester [92]
Jenkins, John DavidJohn David Jenkins (OM) 1852–76 Leoline Fellow and Canon of Pietermaritzburg, later called the "Rail men's Apostle" for his ministry to railway workers in Oxford [25]
Jenkins, LeolineSir Leoline Jenkins (OM) 1660–61 1661–73 Lawyer, diplomat and Secretary of State (1680–84) [93]
Johnson, RobertRobert Johnson 1571–1625 One of the eight original Fellows of the college, later Archdeacon of Leicester and founder of Oakham and Uppingham Schools [5][94]
Jones, HughHugh Jones (OM) 1839–44 Welsh cleric, later Archdeacon of St Asaph [95]
Jones, John ViriamuJohn Viriamu Jones 1897–98 Scientist who was first principal of the University of Wales, Cardiff, first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales and the College's first Welsh Supernumerary Fellow [25][96]
Jones, JohnJohn Jones (OM) 1667–68 Welsh cleric, physician, inventor and Chancellor of Llandaff Cathedral [25]
Jones, MauriceMaurice Jones (OM/HF) 1923–? Welsh Supernumerary Fellow (the length of his tenure of the Fellowship is unclear), Principal of St David's College, Lampeter (1923–38) [97][98]
Jones, MerfynMerfyn Jones 2004–05 Historian who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Bangor [99]
Jones, SamuelSamuel Jones (OM) 1653–56 Non-conformist clergyman who established an academy in Wales for dissenting ministers [100]
Jones, WilliamWilliam Jones (OM) 1699–1707 1720–25 Left his Fellowship when appointed Rector of Longworth, Oxfordshire [4][25][101]
Keble, JosephJoseph Keble 1648–? Lawyer and writer; said to have been appointed by the Parliamentary commissioners during the English Civil War, but not included in Hardy's list of Fellows [25][102]
Knox, MalcolmSir Malcolm Knox 1931–36 Philosopher who became Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University (later becoming its Principal) [103]
Krebs, Baron Krebs, JohnJohn Krebs, Baron Krebs 2005–15 Zoologist, chairman of the Food Standards Agency (2000–05), appointed to the House of Lords as a cross-bencher in 2007 [104][105]
Lewis, DavidDavid Lewis 1571–72 First Principal; Fellow of All Souls, former Principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford, a judge of the High Court of Admiralty from 1558 [106]
Lewis, DavidDavid Lewis 1839–46 Vice-Principal (1845–46) who resigned his Fellowship on conversion to Catholicism under influence of the Oxford Movement [107]
Lindsay, WallaceWallace Lindsay (HF) 1880–99 Classicist who became Professor of Humanity at St Andrews University [108][109]
Lloyd, GriffithGriffith Lloyd 1572–86 Second Principal, and one of the first benefactors to leave land to the college in his will [4]
Lloyd, HughHugh Lloyd 1614–? Bishop of Llandaff (1660–67) who was reputedly a Fellow of the college, although the college's records do not substantiate this [110][111]
Lloyd, JohnJohn Lloyd 1661–73 1673–86 Resigned as Principal when appointed Bishop of St David's in October 1686, but died in early 1687 [112][113]
Lloyd, JohnJohn Lloyd (OM) 1765–73 Welsh cleric [114]
Lloyd, JohnJohn Lloyd 1571–1607 Former Dean of St Asaph, judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5][89]
Lloyd, WilliamWilliam Lloyd (OM) 1641–48
Bishop of St Asaph (1680–92), Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (1692–99) and Bishop of Worcester (1699–1717), whose fellowship was interrupted by English Civil War [25][115]
Lougher, RobertRobert Lougher 1571–85 Principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford (1564–70 and 1575–80), Regius Professor of Civil Law and one of the eight original Fellows of the college [5][116]
Lucas, RichardRichard Lucas (OM) 1671–84 Later prebend of Westminster Abbey and President of Sion College [25]
Mansell, FrancisFrancis Mansell (OM) 1620–21
Altered and enlarged the college buildings during his second term of office [117]
Maurice, HenryHenry Maurice (OM) 1670–85 Chaplain to Leoline Jenkins on diplomatic missions abroad; elected Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford shortly before his death in 1691 [25]
Meyrick, EdmundEdmund Meyrick (OM) 1662–63 Benefactor of Jesus College who married shortly after his appointment as a probationary Fellow, making him ineligible for a full Fellowship [118]
Meyricke, MauriceMaurice Meyricke 1622–? Named as one of the founding Fellows in the college's third charter (1622); college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship [25][31]
Morgan, KennethKenneth Morgan (OM) 1991–92 Welsh historian, who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales [119]
Morris-Jones, JohnSir John Morris-Jones (OM) 1904–? Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales from 1895, who held a research Fellowship (for an unclear length of time) at Jesus College as well [120]
North, PeterSir Peter North (HF) 1984–2005 Served as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1993–97) whilst Principal [104][121]
Ogilvie, FrederickSir Frederick Ogilvie 1946–49 Director-General of the BBC (1938–42) before becoming Principal [122]
Owen, HumphreyHumphrey Owen (OM) 1725–63 1763–68 Bodley's Librarian (1747–68) [123]
Owen, RobertRobert Owen (OM) 1845–64 Theologian and antiquarian, who was forced to resign his Fellowship after an allegation of immorality [124]
Page, ChristopherChristopher Page 1977–80 Junior Research Fellow, now a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge specialising in medieval music [39]
Palmer, TimTim Palmer 2010–present Physicist, who has held the post at Oxford of Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professor of Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics since 2010 [39]
Pardo, ThomasThomas Pardo (OM) 1711–27 1727–63 As Principal, completed the north-west corner of the inner quadrangle and carried out alterations to the hall and front of college [125]
Parry, JohnJohn Parry 1711–? Bishop of Ossory (1672–77); college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship [25][126]
Parry, WilliamWilliam Parry (OM) 1714–27 Clergyman and antiquarian [25]
Pearce, RobertRobert Pearce 2007–08 Lawyer who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Lampeter [127]
Poulton, Sir Edward BagnallSir Edward Bagnall Poulton (OM) 1898–1943 Hope Professor of Zoology (1893–1933); succeeded by G. D. Hale Carpenter [96][128]
Powell, GriffithGriffith Powell (OM) 1589–1613 1613–20 First Jesus College student to become Principal; as Principal, he oversaw the building of the hall, buttery and kitchen, but died a year before the chapel was completed. [129]
Price, TheodoreTheodore Price (OM) 1621–? Principal of Hart Hall, Oxford and Prebend of Westminster Abbey, who was appointed to a Fellowship when he was made one of the commissioners for settling the college statutes in 1621 (although college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship) [25][130]
Prichard, ThomasThomas Prichard (OM) 1615–? Appointed as a Fellow in 1615, then named as one of the founding Fellows in the college's third charter (1622); college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship [25][31]
Prichard, WilliamWilliam Prichard (OM) 1615–? Named as one of the founding Fellows in the college's third charter (1622); college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship [25][31]
Rees, BrinleyBrinley Rees 1975–76 Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Principal of St David's College, Lampeter (1975–80) [20]
Rees, RiceRice Rees (OM) 1828–39 Welsh cleric and historian; Hardy gives his election year as 1830 [25][131]
Rhys, JohnSir John Rhys (OM/HF) 1881–95 1895–1915 First Jesus Professor of Celtic (1877–1915), Honorary Fellow (1877–81) and Bursar (1881–95) [132]
Ritchie, David GeorgeDavid George Ritchie 1878–94 Scottish philosopher, who was later Professor of Logic and Metaphysics at the University of St Andrews [133]
Robbins, KeithKeith Robbins 1996–97
Historian who was a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Lampeter [41][134]
Roberts, MichaelMichael Roberts 1625–37 1648–57 Principal during the English Commonwealth [87]
Seymour, PercyPercy Seymour (OM) 1924–43 Australian classicist, Bursar (1930–35) [135]
Shadbolt, NigelNigel Shadbolt 2015- Professor of Computer Science at Oxford University; Chairman and Co-Founder of the Open Data Institute [39]
Steel, RobertRobert Steel (OM/HF) 1954–56
Geographer who left his fellowship to become Professor of Geography at Liverpool University; a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow on two occasions in his capacity as Principal of the University College of Swansea (1974–82) [20]
Stradling, GeorgeGeorge Stradling 1641–42 Dean of Chichester Cathedral (1672–88) [25]
Stuart Jones, HenryHenry Stuart Jones 1928–29, 1932–33 Former Camden Professor of Ancient History at Oxford, who was later a Welsh Supernumerary Fellow in his capacity as Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth [20][136]
Thelwall, EubuleSir Eubule Thelwall 1621–30 Lawyer and MP for Denbighshire (1624–26 and 1628–29), called the "second founder" of Jesus College for his expenditure on the chapel and hall and for obtaining a new charter and statutes from King James I [137]
Thelwall, EubuleEubule Thelwall 1702–25 1725–27 Succeeded William Jones as both Rector of Longworth and Principal, but died just two years after his promotion [4][89][101]
Thomas, Thomas LlewellynThomas Llewellyn Thomas (OM) 1872–97 Welsh-language scholar who served as Senior Tutor and Vice-Principal (acting as Principal 1887–95 during Daniel Harper's illness), but lost the 1895 election to become Principal [138]
Thomas, WilliamWilliam Thomas (OM) 1635–? Later Bishop of St David's and Bishop of Worcester; college records do not show when his Fellowship terminated [25][139]
Thursfield, JamesSir James Thursfield (HF) 1864–81 Naval historian and journalist, who became first editor of the Times Literary Supplement [140]
Tizard, PeterSir Peter Tizard (HF) 1972–83 First Professor of Paediatrics at Oxford University [141]
Tomlin, GrahamGraham Tomlin 1989–94 Chaplain, later Vice-Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford [142]
Vincent, JamesJames Vincent (OM) 1816–24 Later Dean of Bangor [25]
Ward, SethSeth Ward 1657 Elected Principal by the Fellows, but never held the position as Oliver Cromwell installed Francis Howell instead; he later became Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Salisbury [3]
Webb, ColinColin Webb 1973–2005 Professor of Physics at Oxford (1992–2002) [39]
Williams, CharlesCharles Williams (OM) 1829–45 1857–77 Former Headmaster of Ruthin School and incumbent of Holyhead parish church [143][144]
Williams, JamesJames Williams (OM) 1813–22 Later Chancellor of Bangor Cathedral [145]
Williams, JohnJohn Williams 1590–1602 1602–13 Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity (1594–1613) and Dean of Bangor (1605–1613) [146]
Williams, JohnJohn Williams (OM) 1783–? Welsh cleric, and Master of the free school at Llanrwst; college records do not give the end-date of his Fellowship [25]
Woodward, LeonardLeonard Woodward 1939–70 Chemist who was an authority on Raman spectroscopy [147]
Wynne, EdwardEdward Wynne (OM) 1703–11 Chancellor of the Diocese of Hereford (1707–54) and an Anglesey landowner [25]
Wynne, JohnJohn Wynne (OM) 1687–1712 1712–20 Bishop of St Asaph (1715–27) and Bishop of Bath and Wells (1727–43) [148]
Wynne, RobertRobert Wynne (OM) 1681–91 Chancellor of St Asaph (1690–1743); the elder brother of William [25]
Wynne, WilliamWilliam Wynne (OM) 1692–1704 Welsh cleric and historian; the younger brother of Robert [25]



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