Samuel Dennis (academic)

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Samuel Dennis, D.D., was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

Dennis was elected President (head) of St John's College, Oxford in 1772, a post he held until 1795.[1] During his time at St John's College, more rooms were added on the north side of the College. Dennis was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1780 until 1784.[2][3]

A monument was erected in the college to his memory in 1795, sculpted by Richard Westmacott (the elder).[4]


  1. ^ H. E. Salter and Mary D. Lobel, ed. (1954). "St John's College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 251–264. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vice Chancellors from the year 1780". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1836. p. 31. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Rupert Gunnis
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Fry
President of St John's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Michael Marlow
Preceded by
George Horne
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Joseph Chapman