Thomas Bennet (academic)

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Thomas Bennet (aka Thomas Benet[1]) was an Oxford academic and administrator. He was an undergraduate, Fellow, and Master of University College, Oxford.[2]

Bennet was a relative of Sir Simon Bennet, also an undergraduate of University College, whose settlement to the College in 1662 funded the Bennet Fellowship.[2] Thomas Bennet himself held this Fellowship for a while. This was seen as a barrier to becoming Master of the College by the other fellows, but after a dispensation he was elected on 3 March 1691.


  1. ^ University College, A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford, 1954, pp. 61–81.
  2. ^ a b Darwall-Smith, Robin, A History of University College, Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-928429-0. Pages 207–208, 215, 216, 219–220, 249.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Edward Farrer
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Arthur Charlett