Hampden Renn Dickson
Hampden, Renn Dickson (1793-1868), divine, was born in Barbadoes. After a distinguished career at Oxford, he was elected fellow of Oriel College in 1814. His Bampton lectures on the Scholastic Philosophy Considered in its Relation to Christian Theology (1832) exposed him to an attack led by members of both the High and Low Church parties. In spite of votes of censure passed in Convocation he was appointed principal of St. Mary Hall (1833). Whyte's Professor of Moral Philosophy (1834), and Regius Professor of Divinity (1836). The controversy was still raging when, in 1847, he became Bishop of Hereford. He published Observations on Religious Dissent (1834), and other works.