Lives of the fellows

James Adey Ogle

b.1792 d.25 September 1857
AB Oxon(1813) AM(1816) MB(1817) MD(1820) FRCP(1822)

James Adey Ogle, M.D., was the son of a medical practitioner in London, and was educated at Eton. He was entered at Trinity college, Oxford, in 1809; took a first class in mathematics, and became a scholar of Trinity, but married before succeeding to a fellowship. He proceeded A.B. 21st October, 1813; A.M. 24th April, 1816; M.B. 24th May, 1817, and M.D. 3rd February, 1820. He had passed two winter sessions in attendance on the medical classes at Edinburgh, and had been for some time a student at St. George’s hospital. He was admitted an Inceptor-Candidate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1820, a Candidate 30th September, 1820, a Fellow 1st April, 1822. He delivered the Harveian oration in 1844.

Dr. Ogle settled at Oxford; in 1824 was appointed Aldrichian professor of the practice of medicine; in 1830 Aldrichian professor of clinical medicine, and in 1851 Regius professor of physic. He died at the vicarage, Old Shore-ham, the residence of his son-in-law, the Regius professor of Divinity at Oxford, of apoplexy, on the 25th September, 1857, aged sixty five, and is buried in Holy Cross cemetery, Oxford.

Dr. Ogle was the author of A Letter to the Reverend the Warden of Wadham College on the System of Education pursued at Oxford, with Suggestions for remodelling the Examination Statutes, 8vo. Oxford, 1841; which is remarkable, as he therein foretells and advocates the introduction into the university studies, of that of natural science especially; and the other great changes which have since his time been made in the system of university education.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 245)

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