Theophilus Leigh

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Theophilus Leigh D.D. (died 3 January 1785) was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

Leigh was elected Master (head) of Balliol College, Oxford on 12 May 1726, a post he held until his death in 1785.[1] He was from outside the College and a nephew of the College's Visitor, yet he did not cause the College to fall into decline. During his tenure as Master of Balliol he was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1738 until 1741.[2][3]


  1. ^ Salter, H. E. and Lobel, Mary D., ed. (1954). "Balliol College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 82–95. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vice-Chancellors from the year 1660". The Oxford University Calendar. University of Oxford. 1817. pp. 27–28. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Joseph Hunt
Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Davey
Preceded by
Stephen Niblett
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Walter Hodges