Professor of Poetry in Oxford

The poet Ruth Padel, who resigned as Professor of Poetry in Oxford after only nine days, was preceded in this chair by Robert Lowth. Lowth was Professor of Poetry in Oxford from 1741 to 1751. The lectures he delivered there were published as De Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum Praelectiones Academiai in 1753, and he was subsequently awarded his doctorate from the University of Oxford a year later.

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