Previous Vice-Chancellors

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YEAR
NAME(S)
2004 Dr John Hood
1997 Sir Colin Lucas
1993 Sir Peter North
1989 Professor Sir Richard Southwood
1985 Lord Neill of Bladen
1981 Geoffrey Warnock
1977 Sir Rex Richards
1973 Sir John Habakkuk
1969 Lord Bullock of Leafield
1966 Kenneth Turpin
1964 Kenneth Clinton Wheare
1962 Walter Fraser Oakeshott
1960 Arthur Lionel Pugh Norrington
1958 Thomas Sherrer Ross Boase
1957 John Cecil Masterman
1954 Alic Halford Smith
1951 Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra
1948 Very Rev John Lowe
1947 William Teulon Swan Stallybrass
1944 Sir Richard Winn Livingstone
1941 Sir William David Ross
1938 George Stuart Gordon
1935 Alexander Dunlop Lindsay
1932 Francis John Lys
1929 Frederick Homes Dudden
1926 Francis William Pember
1923 Joseph Wells
1920 Lewis Richard Farnell
1917 Herbert Edward Douglas Blakiston
1913 Thomas Banks Strong
1910 Charles Buller Heberden
1906 Thomas Herbert Warren
1904 William Walter Merry
1901 David Binning Monro
1899 Thomas Fowler
1898 Sir William Reynell Anson
1894 John Richard Magrath
1890 Henry Boyd
1886 James Bellamy
1882 Benjamin Jowett
1878 Evan Evans
1874 James Edwards Sewell
1870 Henry George Liddell
1866 Frances Knyvett Leighton
1862 John Prideaux Lightfoot
1858 Francis Jeune
1856 David Williams
1852 Richard Lynch Cotton
1848 Frederick Charles Plumptre
1844 Benjamin Parsons Symons
1840 Philip Wynter
1836 Ashhurst Turner Gilbert
1832 George Rowley
1828 John Collier Jones
1824 Richard Jenkyns
1820 George William Hall
1818 Frodsham Hodson
1814 Thomas Lee
1810 John Cole
1807 John Parsons
1806 Henry Richards
1802 Whittington Landon
1798 Michael Marlow
1797 Edmund Isham
1796 Scrope Berdmore
1792 John Wills
1788 John Cooke
1784 Joseph Chapman
1780 Samuel Dennis
1776 George Horne
1772 Thomas Fothergill
1768 Nathan Wetherell
1765 David Durell
1759 Joseph Browne
1756 Thomas Randolph
1753 George Huddesford
1750 John Browne
1747 John Purnell
1744 Euseby Isham
1741 Walter Hodges
1738 Theophilus Leigh
1735 Stephen Niblett
1732 William Holmes
1728 Edward Butler
1723 John Mather
1718 Robert Shippen
1715 John Baron
1712 Bernard Gardiner
1710 Thomas Brathwaite
1706 William Lancaster
1702 William Delaune
1700 Roger Mander
1698 William Paynter
1697 John Meare
1695 Fitzherbert Adams
1692 Henry Aldrich
1689 Jonathan Edwards
1687 Gilbert Ironside
1686 John Venn
1685 Timothy Halton
1682 John Lloyd
1679 Timothy Halton
1677 John Nicholas
1676 Henry Clerk
1673 Ralph Bathurst
1669 Peter Mews
1666 John Fell
1664 Robert Say
1662 Walter Blandford
1661 Richard Baylie
1660 Paul Hood
1657 John Conant
1652 John Owen
1650 Daniel Greenwood
1648 Edward Reynolds
1645 Samuel Fell
1643 John Tolson, Robert Pincke
1642 Dr Prideaux
1641 John Prideaux
1640 Christopher Potter
1638 Accepted Frewen
1636 Richard Baylie
1634 Robert Pincke
1632 Brian Duppa
1630 William Smyth
1628 Accepted Frewen
1626 William Juxon
1624 John Prideaux
1621 William Piers
1619 John Prideaux
1617 William Goodwyn
1616 Arthur Lake
1614 William Goodwyn
1611 Thomas Singleton
1607 John King
1606 Henry Airay
1605 George Abbot
1604 John Williams
1603 George Abbott
1602 John Howson
1601 George Ryves
1600 George Abbot
1599 Thomas Thornton
1598 Thomas Singleton
1596 Thomas Ravys
1593 Edmund Lilly
1592 Nicholas Bond
1590 William James
1589 Nicholas Bond
1588 Martin Heton
1587 Francis Wyllis
1586 Daniel Bernard
1585 Edmund Lilly
1584 John Underhill
1583 Thomas Thornton
1582 Robert Hovenden
1581 William James
1580 Arthur Yeldard
1579 Toby Mathew
1578 Martyn Colepeper
1577 William Cole
1576 Herbert Westphaling
1571 Lawrence Humphrey
1570 Thomas Cowper
1567 Thomas Cowper
1564 John Kennall
1562 Thomas Whyte
1561 Francis Babbington
1560 Francis Babbington
1559 John Warner
1558 William Tresham
1557 Thomas Raynolds, Thomas Whyte
1556 William Tresham, Thomas Raynolds
1555 Richard Smyth
1554 John Warner
1553 Richard Martiall
1552 James Brokes alias Brooks, Richard Martiall
1551 Owen Oglethorpe
1550 William Tresham
1547 Walter Wright
1532 John Cottisford, William Tresham
1531 Henry White
1528 John Cottisford
1527 Martin Lyndsey, John Cottisford
1523 Thomas Musgrave
1522 Richard Benger
1521 Richard Benger
1520 William Broke or Brook, Richard Benger
1519 Richard Barnack, Richard Duck or Doke
1518 Richard Duck or Doke
1517 Richard Duck or Doke
1516 Lawrence Stubbs
1515 Edmund Wylsford
1514 John Thornden, Lawrence Stubbs, Edmund Wylsford, Hugh Whytehead
1513 William Fauntleroy, John Kynton, John Thornden
1512 Edmund Wylsford, William Fauntleroy, John Kynton
1511 William Fauntleroy, Thomas Drax, John Roper, John Cockys, Edmund Wylsford
1510 John Thornden, John Mychell
1509 William Fauntleroy
1508 William Fauntleroy, John Thornden
1507 John Thornden or Thornton, John Avery, John Kynton
1506 John Thornden, William Fauntleroy
1505 Simon Grene, John Roper, John Adams
1504 John Kynton, Robert Tehy or Thay
1503 John Thornden or Thornton, John Kynton, Simon Grene alias Fotherby
1502 William Atwater, Thomas Banke, Hugh Saunders
1501 Thomas Banke, Hugh Saunders alias Shakspeere
1500 William Atwater
1499 David Hays, William Atwater, Thomas Chaundeler
1498 Thomas Harpur
1497 William Atwater
1493 Robert Smith
1492 John Coldale
1491 Richard Fitzjames, John Coldale
1490 John Coldale
1489 John Coldale
1488 John Coldale
1487 Richard Estmond
1486 John Taylor
1485 Richard Mayew
1484 Richard Mayew, Thomas Pawnton
1482 Robert Wrangwais, William Sutton
1481 Richard Fitzjames, William Sutton
1480 John Lane, William Sutton
1470 Thomas Stevyn
1469 Robert Tulley, Thomas Jaune
1468 Thomas Stevyn, Thomas Jaune
1467 Thomas Chaundler, Thomas Stevyn, Thomas Walton
1466 Thomas Chaundler, John Caldbeck, Thomas Stevyn, Laurence Cokkys, Thomas Hill
1465 Thomas Smith, Robert Ixworth, John Caldbeck, Thomas Chaundler
1464 Laurence Cokkys, Thomas Chaundler, Roger Bulkeley, John Caldbeck, Thomas Person
1463 John Watts, Thomas Chaundler, David Husband, John Mulcaster
1462 William Ive
1461 William Ive, Roger Bulkeley
1460 Thomas Tweyn
1459 John Danvers, Thomas Jaune or Jane
1458 Walter Wynhale, Thomas Twynge
1457 Thomas Chippenham
1456 Thomas Saunders
1455 Thomas Twynge alias Bonifaunt
1454 Thomas Tweyn, Thomas Saunders
1453 Luke Lacock, Robert Thwayts, Thomas Saunders
1452 John Beke, Thomas Tweyn or Yweyn alias Chalke, Thomas Saunders
1451 John Beke, John Van
1450 Richard Ringstede, John Beke, Roger Bulkeley, John Van
1449 John Willey, John Burneby, William Dowson
1448 John Burneby
1447 John Burneby, William Dowson
1446 William Westkarre, John Moreton, William Dowson
1445 William Dowson, John Selot
1444 William Dowson, Richard Hall, William Westkarre
1443 William Dowson, William Westkarre
1442 William Grey, William Babington, John Gorsuch, William Westkarre
1441 John Gorsuch, Robert Thwaytes, William Babington
1440 John Gorsuch
1439 John Gorsuch, John Burbach, Thomas Southam, Thomas Gascoigne
1438 John Gorsuch, William Hawtrine
1437 John Gorsuch, Thomas Greneley
1436 John Burbach, Thomas Greneley
1435 John Burbach, Thomas Bonyngworth
1434 Thomas Gascoigne, Christopher Knolles, John Burbach
1433 John Burbach, or Hurbach
1431 Richard Roderham
1430 Thomas Eglesfield
1426 Richard Roderham
1422 John Daventry
1407 John Orum
1406 John Whytehede
1405 William Farendon
1404 Griffin Kirkadam
1401 William Farendon
1399 John Snappe and others
1397 William Farendon, or Faringdon
1396 Nicholas Faux
1394 Richard Ullerston
1391 John Ashwardby
1389 John Lyndon
1386 Henry Nafford, or Yafford
1382 Fr Peter Stokes
1377 Robert Aylesham
1368 John de Codeford
1367 John de Codeford
1348 William de Hawkesworth
1347 Hugh de Willoughby
1337 John de Reigham
1336 John de Ayllesbury
1333 Richard, son of Radulph, or Fitzrauf
1325 Richard Kamshale
1311 Walter Gifford
1304 John de Oseworhd
1288 John Heigham
1270 Robert Steeton
1230 Elyas de Daneis

* The Encyclopaedia of the University of Oxford (Hibbert, C. & Hibbert E., 1992, Papermac, London) lists 292 Vice-Chancellorships up to and including the period of office of Professor Richard Southwood (1989). The current Vice-Chancellorship of Professor Andrew Hamilton is the 296th.

Many individuals appear to have held the office more than once and in some periods more than one person is listed. For example, 'John Snappe and others' are listed for the year 1399, making it impossible to give a precise figure for the number of individuals to have held office. Taking this into account, Professor Hamilton is therefore the 271st person known to hold the office.