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GRESHAM PROFESSORS

The holders of the Gresham Chairs were first commemorated in Ward's Lives of the Gresham Professors. This list has been brought up-to-date with the assistance of the Archivist of the Mercers' Company, and is now circulated for information; errors and omissions excepted.

Astronomy - Appointed by the Corporation

1. March 1596-97 Edward Brerewood
2. 11 November 1613 Thomas Williams
3. 6 March 1619-20 Edmund Gunter
4. 2 January 1626-27 Henry Gellibrand
5. 2 March 1636-37 Samuel Foster 6. 25 November 1637 Mungo Murray
7. 26 May 1641 Samuel Foster
8. 23 July 1652 Lawrence Rooke
9. 7 August 1657 Christopher Wren
10. 8 March 1660-61 Walter Pope
11. 21 September 1687 Daniel Man
12. 31 July 1691 Alexander Torriano
13. 16 May 1713 John Machin
14. 25 June 1751 William Romaine
15. 21 April 1752 William Cockayne
16. 16 July 1795 R P Sandiford
17. 3 December 1833 Joseph Pullen
18. 27 July 1875 Edmund Ledger
19. 2 December 1908 S A Saunder
20. 17 April 1913 Arthur R Hinks
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
21. 29 May 1946 William Herbert Steavenson
22. 1964 Sir John Carroll
23. 1968 Sir Martin Ryle
24. 1969 Roger Tayler
25. 1975 Sir Martin Rees
26. 1976-80 David W Dewhirst
27. 1981 M Rowan-Robinson
28. 1982 A C Fabian
29. 1984 Raymond Hide
30. 1 September 1990 Lord Porter
31. 1 September 1993 Heather Couper
32. 1 September 1996 Colin Pillinger FRS
33. 1 September 2000 Frank Close OBE

Commerce - Mercers' School Memorial Chair

1. 1985 Jules Goddard
2. 1988 Jack Mahoney SJ
3. 1 September 1993 Walter Eltis
4. 1 September 1996 Tom Cannon
5. 1 September 1999 Daniel Hodson
6. 1 September 2002 Avinash Persaud

Divinity - Appointed by the Corporation

1. March 1596-97 Anthony Wotton
2. 1599 Hugo Gray
3. 14 July 1604 William Dakins
4. 4 March 1606-07 George Mountayne
5. 13 December 1610 William Osbolston
6. 26 September 1612 Samuel Brooke
7. 28 November 1629 Richard Holdsworth
8. 26 October 1641 Thomas Horton
9. 7 June 1661 George Gifford
10. 2 July 1686 Henry Wells
11. 31 July 1691 Edward Lany
12. 25 September 1728 John Bridgen
13. 20 February 1760 B Hallifax
14. 7 February 1800 H J Parker
15. 11 December 1867 John W Burgon
16. 12 December 1888 H E J Bevan
17. 14 March 1904 W H Thompson
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
18. 29 May 1946 Henry Martyn Sanders
19. 1957 Oscar Hardman
20. 1962 Gordon Huelin
21. 1967 Gordon Phillips
22. 1969 Gordon Reginald Dunstan
23. 1971 Gordon Phillips
24. 1973 Ulrich E Simon
25. 1975 Viscount Combermere
26. 1987 Richard Chartres
27. 1 September 1992 John Bowker
28. 1 September 1997 Richard F Holloway
29. 1 September 2001 Gwen Griffith-Dickson

Geometry - Appointed by the Corporation

1. March 1596-97 Henry Briggs
2. 25 July 1620 Peter Turner
3. 22 February 1630-31 John Greaves
4. 15 November 1643 Ralph Button
5. 13 June 1648 Daniel Whistler
6. 7 August 1657 Laurence Rooke
7. 16 July 1662 Isaac Barrow
8. 20 May 1664 Arthur Dacres
9. 20 March 1664/5 Robert Hooke
10. 5 July 1704 Andrew Tooke
11. 3 July 1729 Thomas Tomlinson
12. 27 January 1731-32 George Newland
13. 28 November 1749 William Roman
14. 28 August 1759 Wilfred Clarke
15. 5 March 1765 S Kittleby
16. 5 July 1808 Samuel Birch
17. 22 July 1848 R P Edkins
18. 18 December 1854 M Cowie
19. 15 December 1890 Karl Pearson
20. 13 June 1894 W H Wagstaff
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
21. 29 May 1946 Louise Melville Milne-Thomson
22. 1956 Thomas A A Broadbent
23. 1969 Bryan Thwaites
24. 1972 Clive W Kilmister
25. 1988 Sir Christopher Zeeman
26. 1994 Ian Stewart
27. 1 September 1998 Sir Roger Penrose FRS
28. 1 September 2001 Harold Thimbleby

Law - Appointed by the Mercers' Company

1. March 1596-97 Henry Mowtlow
2. May 1607 Clement Corbet
3. 12 November 1613 Thomas Eden
4. 27 July 1640 Benjamin Thorneton
5. 29 March 1644 Joshua Crosse
6. 4 May 1649 Thomas Leonard
7. 12 March 1649-50 John Bond
8. 23 October 1660 Benjamin Thorneton
9. 8 October 1667 Richard Pearson
10. 9 August 1670 John Clarke
11. 7 March 1672-73 Roger Meredith
12. 7 February 1686-87 Robert Briggs
13. 1 May 1719 John Cumyng
14. 30 August 1744 William Mace
15. 20 May 1767 Joseph Jeffries
16. 23 January 1784 T Taylor
17. 14 January 1808 William Jocelyn Palmer
18. 5 February 1836 William Palmer
19. 18 June 1858 Jno Thos Abdy
20. 23 April 1896 George Holmes Blakesley
21 23 April 1907 W Blake Odgers
22. 22 May 1925 Geoffrey Walter Wrangham
23. 16 March 1934 William Arthian Davies
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
24. 6 June 1946 Eric Sachs
25. 6 July 1950 Richard O'Sullivan
26. 1962 Richard Jon Harvey
27. 1965 R F V Heuston
28. 1971 P R Glazebrook
29. 1976-? 1986 Clive M Schmitthoff
30. 1988 Kenneth R Simmonds
31. 1 September 1992 Sir David Calcutt
32. 1 September 1995 Simon Lee
33. 1 September 1998 Gerald Wakefield
34. 1 September 2000 Richard Susskind

Music - Appointed by the Corporation

1. March 1596-97 John Bull
2. 20 December 1607 Thomas Clayton
3. 17 November 1610 John Taverner
4. 28 August 1638 Richard Knight
5. 7 February 1650-51 William Petty
6. 8 March 1660-61 Thomas Baynes
7. 9 August 1681 William Perry
8. 9 October 1696 John Newey
9. 4 December 1705 Robert Shippen
10. 7 October 1710 Edward Shippen
11. 16 January 1723-24 John Gordon
12. 12 March 1739-40 Thomas Brome
13. 6 December 1745 Charles Gardner
14. 11 January 1763 T Griffin
15. 5 June 1771 Theodore Aylward
16. 17 March 1801 Jno S Stevens
17. 24 October 1837 Edward Taylor
18. 10 July 1863 Henry Wyld
19. 30 April 1890 Frederick Bridge
20. 11 July 1924 Walford Davies
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
21. 29 May 1946 Peter Latham
22. 1963 Anthony Hopkins
23. 1971 Brian Trowell
24. 1975 Iannis Xenakis
25. 1978-79 Vacant
26. 1980 A Percival
27. 1983 Vacant
28. 1984 John Dankworth
29. 1986 Peter Renshaw
30. 1 September 1993 David Owen Norris
31. 1 September 1997 Stephen Pratt & Joanna MacGregor
32. 1 September 2000 Piers Hellawell

Physic - Appointed by the Mercers' Company

1. March 1596-97 Matthew Gwinne
2. September 1607 Peter Mounsell
3. 25 October 1615 Thomas Winston
4. 13 June 1643 Paul de Laune
5. 20 August 1652 Thomas Winston
6. 7 November 1655 Jonathan Goddard
7. 27 March 1675 John Mapletoft
8. 21 June 1679 Henry Paman
9. 21 June 1679 Edward Stillingfleet
10. 13 January 1692-1702 John Woodward
11. 24 May 1728 Henry Pemberton
12. 27 March 1771 Dr Healde
13. 25 March 1789 Christopher Stranger
14. 24 October 1834 H H Southey
15. 27 July 1886 Henry Powell
16. 5 July 1867 E Symes Thompson
17. 14 March 1907 Fleming Mant Sandwith
18. 24 May 1918 Robert Armstrong-Jones
19. 26 July 1929 George Newman
20. 12 October 1934 J Alison Glover
21. 13 April 1937 Vincent Sutherland Hodson
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
22. 6 June 1946 Hamilton Hartridge
23. 1955 John Leonard d'Silva
24. 1962 Arthur John Buller
25. 1964-65 Invited Lectures:
H Harris and D V Davies
26. 1965 J P Quilliam
27. 1968 H C Stewart
28. 1970-84 David Slome
29. 1986 John Danniel Griffiths
30. 1988 Sir Kenneth L Stuart
31. 1 September 1992 Francis G Cox
32. 1 September 1995 Susan A Greenfield
33. 1 September 1999 Hilary Rose and Steven Rose
34. 1 September 2002 Keith Kendrick

Rhetoric - Appointed by the Mercers' Company

1. March 1596-97 Caleb Willis
2. 1598 Richard Ball
3. 14 January 1613-14 Charles Croke
4. 26 May 1619 Henry Croke
5. 13 April 1627 Edward Wilkinson
6. 6 November 1638 John Goodridge
7. 29 November 1654 Richard Hunt
8. 8 June 1659 William Croune
9. 21 October 1670 Henry Jenkes
10. 2 October 1676 John King
11. 20 August 1686 Charles Gresham
12. 4 December 1696 Edward Martyn
13. 1 September 1720 John Ward
14. 19 January 1759 Joseph Whateley
15. 11 April 1797 Joseph Waugh
16. 7 January 1808 F Newnham
17. 13 November 1817 Edward Owen
18. 23 April 1863 Charlton Lane
19. 9 July 1875 Thomas Francis Dallin
20. 4 February 1881 J E Nixon
21. 22 January 1915 Foster Watson
22. 19 April 1929 Oliver Elton
23. 2 May 1930 George Stuart Gordon
24. 8 December 1933 Arthur William Reed
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
25. 6 June 1946 Rowland Walter Jepson
26. 27 June 1947 Lord David Cecil
27. 14 October 1948 Nevill Coghill
28. 1953 William Empson
29. 1954 Richard Hughes
30. 1957 Bonamy Dobrée
31. 1961 Stephen Spender
32. 1963 Hilary Term John Wain
33. 1963-64 Cecil Day-Lewis
34. 1965.67 Patrick Dickinson
35. 1968-82 Sir Robert Birley
1983-84 Vacant
36. 1985 John Morley Pick
37. 1986 Jan Kott
38. 1987 John Morley Pick
39. 1988 J M Rae
40. 1990 Sir Andrew Derbyshire
41. 1 September 1992 Peter G Moore
42. 1 September 1994 Peter Hennessy
43. 1 September 1997 Lynette Hunter
44. 1 September 2000 Richard Sorabji CBE FBA

VISITING PROFESSORS

1 September 2000 Baroness Warnock of Weeke (Rhetoric)

1 September 2000 Abdullah Ibraham (Music)

1 September 2001 Dr Robin Wilson (History of Mathematics)

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