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Thomas Loveday (university administrator)

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Name  Thomas Loveday

Role  University administrator

Thomas Tudor Loveday (1875 – 4 March 1966) was Principal of Southampton University College (1920–22) and later Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol (1922-1944).


Early life

He was educated at Fettes College in Edinburgh and later attended Magdalen College, Oxford where he obtained an MA. He won the John Locke Scholarship in 1900, and worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the University college of Bangor. In December 1901 he was elected to a Senior Demyship in Magdalen College.


He had been Professor of Philosophy ar what was then the South African College in Cape Town, South Africa. He was later at Armstrong College then part of the University of Durham. He took up his position at Southampton at Easter 1920 and emphasized the importance of better buildings for the college. During his short time at Southampton two more halls of residence were built, one for men and one for women. He was Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals from 1935-1938, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Universities Bureau from 1943–45 and various other committees.

Personal life

He married Mildred Fowle (died 1958) and they had two daughters. He died in Williamscot, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.


Thomas Loveday (university administrator) Wikipedia

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