Thomas Whyte (academic)

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Thomas Whyte LL.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

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Whyte was elected Warden (head) of New College, Oxford, in 1553, a post he held until 1573. [1] He was twice Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University during 1557–8 and 1562–4. [2] [3]

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References

  1. Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "New College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 144–162. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  2. "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  3. University of Oxford (1888). "Vice-Chancellors". The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 21–27. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Ralph Skinner
Warden of New College, Oxford
1553–1573
Succeeded by
Martyn Colepeper
Preceded by
Thomas Raynolds
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
1557–1558
Succeeded by
William Tresham
Preceded by
Francis Babington
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
1562–1564
Succeeded by
John Kennall