William Smyth (academic administrator)

William Smyth in 1635

William Smyth D.D. (1582 – 6 May 1658) was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

Smyth was elected Warden of Wadham College, Oxford on 24 March 1616/17, a post he held until he resigned on 7 September 1635.[1] While Warden at Wadham College, Smyth was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1630 until 1632.[2][3] He died on 6 May 1658.[1]


  1. ^ a b H. E. Salter and Mary D. Lobel, ed. (1954). "Wadham College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 279–287. 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
John Flemming
Warden of Wadham College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Daniel Escot
Preceded by
Accepted Frewen
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Brian Duppa