Ollivant, Alfred

Ollivant, Alfred

Ollivant, Alfred, 1874-1927, English novelist. He wrote the classic dog story Bob, Son of Battle (1898), published in England as Owd Bob. Other works include The Gentleman (1908), The Royal Road (1912), Boy Woodburn (1917), and Tomorrow (1927).
The Regius Professorship of Divinity is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the professorships at the University of Oxford and at the University of Cambridge.

Both chairs were founded by Henry VIII. The Cambridge chair had a stipend of £40 per year, later increased by James I with the rectory of Somersham, Cambridgeshire.

Regius Professors of Divinity at Oxford

(Sources: Oxford Historical Register 1200-1900 and supplements; and the Oxford University Calendar)

Regius Professors of Divinity at Cambridge

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