Henry Woudhuysen

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Henry Ruxton Woudhuysen, FSA, FBA (born 24 October 1954), is a British academic specialising in Renaissance English literature.[1] He is the Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, having been appointed in 2012.[2][3] He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London.[4]

Woudhuysen was educated at St. Paul's School, London and gained a DPhil degree from the University of Oxford in 1981. His thesis title was Leicester's literary patronage: A study of the English court, 1578–1582.[5]


  1. ^ "WOUDHUYSEN, Prof. Henry Ruxton". Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. November 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ "New Rector of Lincoln College appointed". University of Oxford. 18 July 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Professor Henry Woudhuysen". britac.ac.uk. The British Academy. 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ Stokes, Matt (31 May 2012). "New Lincoln rector". Oxford Student. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Woudhuysen, H. R., (1981). Leicester's literary patronage. Dphil. University of Oxford". Oxford Research Archive. University of Oxford.

External links

  • Lincoln College biography
  • Full text of his doctoral thesis via Oxford Research Archive
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