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Richard Harris (college principal)

Richard Harris (fl. 1558 – 1595) was an academic at the University of Oxford and clergyman in the sixteenth century.


Harris, from Herefordshire, obtained his B.A. degree from Oxford University on 3 November 1558 and his M.A. degree on 26 June 1562. He was appointed rector of Kentchurch, Herefordshire in 1571 and became a canon of Hereford Cathedral in 1575. He was Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford from 1573/4 to 1595.[1] During this time, he was appointed by the royal charter of 1589 as one of the Commissioners to draw up statutes for Jesus College, Oxford.[2]


  1. ^ Foster, Joseph (1891–1892). Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1714. ISBN 978-1-85506-843-8.
  2. ^ Allen, Brigid (1998). "The Early History of Jesus College, Oxford 1571–1603" (PDF). Oxoniensia. LXIII: 116–117. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Blanchard
Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Alexander Nowell