Bampton Lectures. John Bampton, Canon of Salisbury, left property to the University of Oxford, now producing £200 per annum, to provide for the delivery of eight lectures annually during the latter part of Lent and the earlier part of Easter Terms on the authority of the Scriptures, the doctrines of the Church, the value of the Christian Fathers, the Creeds, or other (specified) subjects of the Christian Faith. The first appointment was made in 1780. The lecturer, who must be at least a Master of Arts of Oxford or Cambridge, is appointed for one year by the heads of colleges, the year before his lectures are delivered. Newman, Mozley, Liddon, and other distinguished Anglican preachers have been among the lecturers.