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PROFESSORS & OTHER EDUCATORS

Arculus, Richard J
1967
Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of New England, Australia; subsequently Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra until 2015.

Arends, Mark
1979
Professor of Pathology, University of Edinburgh Medical School (2013-)

Arnold, John Oliver
1870s
FRS, Professor of Metallurgy, University of Sheffield (1889-1920), a pioneer in the use of vanadium and then molubdenum in the manufacture of steel

Atkinson, D
1905
Professor of Ancient History, Manchester University (1929-)

Attlee, CM
1912
Professor of Education, Nottingham University College (1935-)

Badsey, Stephen
1973
Professor of Conflict Studies at University of Wolverhampton (2011-); consultant on military matters for several television productions; senior lecturer at RMA Sandhurst (1988-2007)

Balmford, Andrew P
1981
Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, FRS; author of Wild hope: on the frontlines of conservation success (2012).

Banton, Michael P
1944
Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol (1967-92)

Beeby, John
1955
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, Leicester University (1972-2002); Principal Scientific Officer at Harwell (to 1972)

Bethune-Baker, J F
1881
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge; Dean of Pembroke College; FBA

Bevan, P G
1940
Professor of Surgery, Birmingham University (1982- )

Blandford, Roger D
1967
Richard Chase Tolman Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology (1989-2003); Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and now Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University (2003-   ). Winner of the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 2013 for his contributions to theoretical astrophysics

Bodington, Nathan
1867
Kt; Litt D; Professor of Classics, Mason College, Birmingham; in 1883 appointed head of Yorkshire College of Science - guided it through several stages to become Leeds University (in 1904)

Borcherds, Richard E
1977
Professor, Cambridge University and subsequently at University of California Berkeley; FRS; inventor of vertex algebras, awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for solving the problem of moonshine conjecture in the study of symmetry

Bray, Roger W
1962
Professor of Music, University of Lancaster

Brian, Percy Wragg
1928
Regius Professor of Botany, Glasgow University (1962-1968); Professor of Botany, Cambridge University (1968-1979)

Brooks, F
1880
Professor of Latin, Bristol University (1902-1926)

Brown, Basil Montgomery
1930
35 years as a teacher of mathematics at Greenwich Naval College; Professor of Mathematics, University of the West Indies

Butler, John R
1941
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Medical School (1965-1985)

Butler, Richard
1961
Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada, 1967-97; Professor of Tourism and Deputy Head of School for Research, School of Management, University of Surrey, 1997-2005; Professor of International Tourism, Scottish Hotel School and later School of Business, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2005-2009; Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, 2009-present

Caird, George B
1936
Professor of New Testament Languages and Literature, McGill University, Canada (1950-1959); Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford (1970-1977); Ireland Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Oxford University (1977-1984)

Callomon, John Hannes
1946
Professor of Chemisry, University College, London (1981-1993); spectroscopist responsible for construction of a high-resolution spectrograph; geologist and palaeontologist who studied Jurassic ammonites.

Carter, F
1937
Professor of Modern Languages, Loughborough University

Case, Robert AM
1934
FRCP; Professor of Social Medicine, London University. His last article (1990), published in the journal of the Sands Cox Soc, was intriguingly entitled ‘Bleeding Bladders, Brum and Brummies'

Collins, John Churton
1867
Literary critic; exposer of the superficial scholarship of Sir Edmund Gosse; a tireless and belligerent advocate of the cause of English studies at Oxford; did not get the chair when it was finally founded; Professor of English at Birmingham University

Collins, Nicholas
1964
Professor of English, Capilano University, British Columbia

Crew, Francis Albert Eley
1902
FRS; Buchanan Professor of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh (1928-1944); Professor of Public Health and Social Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1944-1955); Professor of Social and Preventitative Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo from 1955

Cummings, Brian
1978
Research fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of English at the University of Sussex and then at the University of York; Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

Dale, A W W
1874
Kt; Principal of University College, Liverpool (1899), Vice -Chancellor when university status was granted (1903)

Daniell, Percy John
1907
Senior Wrangler; Professor, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas, then Professor of Mathematics, University of Sheffield (1923-1946)

Davies, Kenneth Gordon
1940
Professor of History, Bristol University (1963-1969); Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History, Trinity College, Dublin (1977-1986); brother of Michael Davies (1939)

Davies, Llewelyn Anthony (Tony)
1959
Professor of English and Head of English Department, University of Birmingham (1996-2002)

Dawson, Bernard
1894
Kt; Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (1931-1951); KBE 1948

Downton, Andrew
1971
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, De Montfort University (2011-)

Dudley, Donald R
1928
Professor of Latin at Birmingham University; governor of KES

Dugmore, Clifford W
1927
Regius Professor of Church History, King's College London; founder and editor for 30 years of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Duncan-Jones, Richard
1956
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; ancient historian specialising in Roman economy and society

Dutton, David
1968
Ramsay Muir Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Liverpool, where he has taught for 35 years. Writer of 15 books, his most recent being A History of the Liberal Party since 1900, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. 

Eayrs, John Thomas
1933
Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Birmingham University (1962-1968); Sands Cox Professor of Anatomy (1968-1977)

Edwards, Philip Walter
1939
Professor, of English Literature, Trinity College Dublin (1966); Professor of Literature, University of Essex (1972); King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool (1974-1990); FBA

Evans, Christopher F
1928
Regius Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London (1962-1977); Lightfoot Professor, Durham University (1958-1962). Author of Saint Luke (1990) a major commentary on Luke's Gospel

Evans, John Grimley
1955
Kt, Professor of Geratology, Oxford University from 1985; declared Augusto Pinochet, former Chilean dictator, unfit to stand trial in 2000

Ferns, Christopher S
1967
Professor of English, Mount St Vincent University, Canada

Ferns, John
1960
Professor of English, MacMasters University, Canada. He has published several collections of poetry

Finglass, Patrick
1997
Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham (2012-2017); Henry Overton Wills Chair of Greek, University of Bristol (2017-)

Fremlin, David
1960
Won the Smith Prize, the highest award for Mathematics at Cambridge; Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Essex University

Gallon, David N
1954
Lecturer at the Open University, ultimately becoming Deputy Regional Director for South-East England

Gilbert, Nigel
1968
Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey. A pioneer in the use of agent-based models in the social sciences, he is the founder and director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation, author of several books on computational social science, social simulation and social research and past editor of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (JASSS)

Gilbraith, Colin
1953
Fellow and Treasurer of Pembroke College, Cambridge; author of its history, Pembroke: In Our Time

Goode, John
1957
Professor of English, Keele University (1989 -1994)

Green, H A John
1941
Professor of Economic Theory, University of Kent

Gretton, George Lidderdale
1979
WS (Writer to the Signet), Lord President Reid Professor of Law, University of Edinburgh, since 1994; a Scottish Law Commissioner, since 2006

Grimmett, Geoffrey Richard
1968
Professor of Mathematics, Bristol University (1989-1992); Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge University (1992-); Master of Downing College, Cambridge (2013-). Member of British Olympic Fencing Team, 1976.

Grove, George A
1925
QC; Professor of Conveyancing and Equity, Birmingham University (19??-1971)

Guest, Edwin
1819
Lawyer, antiquarian, philologist (A History of English Rhythm), farmer; elected to the Mastership of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, by his own deciding vote (1852)

Hadley, William Sheldon
1878
Master of Pembroke College (1912-1927)

Hague, Douglas C
1943
Kt; Professor of Applied Economics, Sheffield University (1957-1963); Professor of Applied Economics, University of Manchester (1963-1965); Professor of Managerial Economics, University of Manchester (1965-1981); Professorial Fellow, Oxford Management Centre (1982- ), Chairman of Social Sciences Research Council (1983- )

Handley, Eric W
1943
CBE; Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1984-1994); FBA (1969)

Harvey, Ian
1974
Professor-Epidemiology & Public Health, Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (2008- ), University of East Anglia

Hatch, Edwin
1853
Theologian; Professor of Classics at Toronto University; Rector of Quebec High School; Vice-Principal of St Mary's Hall, Oxford; Reader in Ecclesiastical History and Bampton Lecturer; friend of Burne-Jones (1852) and Dixon (1852)

Hawthorne, John
1982
Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy, Oxford University

Hazel, AEW
1887
Kt, CBE; classic and lawyer. MP for West Bromwich (1906-1910). Recorder of Burton-on-Trent (1912-1938). Principal of Jesus College, Oxford (1926-1944); KC 1930. In his youth played association football for West Bromwich Albion.

Hey, Anthony J G
1964
Reader in Theoretical Physics, Southampton University (1983-1986), Professor of Computation, Electronics & Computer Science (1986 - )

Higgitt, David
1983
Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore

Hill, Alfred Bostock
c 1878
Professor of Chemistry, Queen's College, Birmingham, later Professor of Hygiene and Public Health, University of Birmingham; Consulting Medical Officer of Health for Warwickshire

Hine, Harry M
1966
Professor of Humanities, St Andrew's University

Hirst, Wallace
1935
Professor of Physics, Reading University

Hodges, Christopher
1972
Head of the CSM/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford; Erasmus Professor of the Fundamentals of Private Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2011-2014); Professor of Justice Systems, University of Oxford (2014-)

Horton, Frank
1890s
FRS; Professor of Physics, Royal Holloway College, London University (1914-1946), Vice-Chancellor, London University (1939-1945)

Houghton, Hugh
1994
Professor of New Testament Textual Scholarship, Birmingham University (2018-). Reader in New Testament Textual Scholarship; Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE); Director of Research, Department of Theology and Religion. Publications include monograph on The Latin New Testament with Oxford University Press and English translation of rediscovered fourth-century Commentary on the Gospels by Fortunatianus of Aquileia. Co-convenor of the Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament.

Jackson, J
c 1944
Professor of Geography, Brock University, Ontario

Jenkins, Claude
1896
Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford University (1934-1959); famous for collecting books, owned about 30,000 at the time of his death in 1959.

John, Michael
1975
Historian, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

Johnson, Oliver
1992
Professor of Information Theory in the School of Mathematics, Bristol University (2017-)

Kanagaratnam, Prapa
1989
Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College, London (2007-)

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall
1819
Son of Rann Kennedy, he was, at the age of 15, relocated to Shrewsbury School, where he later became headmaster (1836-1866), and author of the dreaded but indispensable Latin Primer. Then elected Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge and Canon of Ely Cathedral (1867-1889).

Kennedy, Charles Rann
1827
Son of Rann Kennedy, first Professor of Law at Queen's College, Birmingham (1849-1856)

Klemperer, Simon
1976
Professor, Geophysics, Stanford University

Klemperer, Paul
1974
Edgeworth Professor of Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford University

Lamb, F W M
1913
Professor of Toxicology and Medical Jurisprudence, University of Cairo (1934-)

Lambert, Wilfred G
1943
Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham (1964-1993); FBA

Lane, Stuart
1988
Awarded Royal Geographical Society Victoria Medal for research in physical geography and hydrological modelling (2012); Professor of Geomorphology, University of Lausanne (2011- ); Professor of Physical Geography, Durham University (2004-2011)

Lawley, James
1974
Formerly co-principal of the Centro Inglese, now Professor at the Universidad Nacional di Educacion Distancia, Madrid

Leaney, A Robert C
1928
Professor of New Testament Studies, Nottingham University (1969), Professor of Christian Theology, Nottingham University (1970-1974), published commentary on St Luke and works on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Leek, Barry F
1953
Professor of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland (1972-1998)

Lunn, John Robert
1849
Appointed organist of Edgbaston Parish Church at age 15; Fourth Wrangler; Lecturer in Mathematics, Cambridge University and Fellow of St John's College; ordained priest in 1856 and became Vicar of Marton, Yorkshire in 1863

Lyttleton, Raymond A
1929
Leading theoretical astronomer, Professor of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge University (1969- ), FRS; wrote article on the theory of swing bowling for ‘The Art of Cricket' by Sir Donald Bradman

Manton, Guy R
1931
Professor of Classics, University of Otago, New Zealand ( -1965), Professor of Classics and Dean of Arts, Monash University, Australia (1965-1983)

Marsland, Edward Abson
1941
Professor of Oral Surgery, Birmingham University (1979-1982), Vice-Chancellor (1982-1987)

Martin, Ralph
1975
Professor of Geometric Computing, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University (2000- ). Guest Professor at three leading Chinese universities: Tsinghua University, The National University of Defence Technology, and Shandong University. Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Fellow of the British Computer Society, and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. Awarded People's Republic of China Friendship Award (2014) for outstanding academic contributions. 

Merry, D B C
1961
Professor of Italian, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1980-1987)

Mitchell, Joseph A S
1929
FRS; Professor of Radiotherapeutics, Cambridge University (1945-1957); Regius Professor of Physics (1957-1975)

Mitchell, Paul P
1990
Professor of Laws, University College London (2010- )

Monkman, J Denis
1933
The OE Gazette's Japanese correspondent for many years; Professor at his Japanese university

Murray, Peter
1939
Professor of Art History, Birkbeck College, London (1967-1980)

Mynors, J M
1939
Professor of Surgery, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1966)

Neale, Stephen
1976
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and holder of Kornblith Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Value, City University of New York

Newth, David R
1938
Professor of Biology as applied to Medicine, London University (1960); Regius Professor of Zoology, Glasgow University (1965-1981)

Newton, Arthur Percival
1880s
FSA, CBE; Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, King's College, London (1920-1938)

Newton, Scott
1974
Professor of History, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

Parkes, E W
1943
Kt; Professor of Mechanics, Cambridge University (1965-1974); Vice-Chancellor, City University, London (1974- ); Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University; Chairman of the University Grants Committee

Parry, John Horace
1932
Professor of History, University of the West Indies (1949-1950), Principal of University College, Ibadan, Nigerian (1950-1954), Principal, University College, Swansea (1950- ); Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales; Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Pascal, Roy
1923
Professor of German, Birmingham University (1939-1969), Member of the Communist Party but left it in the early 1950s before the Hungarian uprising

Peel, John DY
1959
Charles Booth Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool (1974); subsequently Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; anthropologist specialising in the Yoruba of Nigeria

Pegge, Christopher
1782
FRS (1795); Regius Professor of Physics at Oxford (1801-1822)

Postgate, J P
1872
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge 1878; Professor of Philology, University of London 1880-1909; Professor of Latin, Liverpool University (1909-1920); author of the Corpus Poetarum Latinorum and editor of the Classical Review.

Price, Thomas Slater
1890
Professor of Chemistry, Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh from 1931; played part in development of the smokescreen used in the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918

Purton, J S 
1843
Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald
1899 (c)
FBA; Professor of Social Anthropology Cape Town 1920-25, Sydney 1925-31, Chicago 1931-37, Oxford 1937-46.  He was one of the founders of modern social anthropology.

Radford, John (TW Hutton: Robert)
1801
Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford (1834)

Rand, Graham K
1965
Lancaster University; President of Omega Rho, International Honour Society of Operational Research (2012-) and founding editor of Impact, the Society's journal

Reeve, Michael David
1960
Won both the Craven and the Ireland Scholarships in his first year at Oxford, followed by the Hertford Scholarship in 1961; Kennedy Professor of Latin at Cambridge University (1984-2006), a chair named after another OE, Benjamin Kennedy (1819); FBA

Renton, John Delgatty
1953
Fellow of St John's College Cambridge and of St Catherine's College Oxford; developed a computer program used to design the shells of the Sydney Opera House.

Renouf, Louis Percy Watt
1907
Professor of Zoology, University College, Cork (1922-1954)

Richards, Bernard

1959
Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and Director of Studies in English, specialist in English poetry of the Victorian period

Roitt, Ivan M
1945
Professor of Immunology, London University, discovered thyroglobin autoantibodies in Hashimoto's thyroiditis; FRS

Rothery, David
1974
Professor of Planetary Geosciences, Open University (2013-   )

Rudland, Philip S
1964
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool

Sandbach, Francis Henry
1922
Professor of Classics, Cambridge from 1970; Fellow of Trinity College for 64 years

Shippey, Thomas A
1960
Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds (1996-2008), a post formerly held by another OE, JRR Tolkien; Walter Ong Professor of Humanities, St Louis University, Missouri (1995).

Shock, Maurice
1944
Kt; Vice-Chancellor of Leicester University (1977-87); Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors; Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford

Smout, C F V
1911
Professor of Anatomy, Birmingham University (1948-1961)

Stagg, Geoffrey L
1931
Professor of Modern Languages, Toronto University, Canada

Stanley, Brian T
1926
Professor of Education, Armstrong College, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Stockwin, J Arthur
1954
Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, Oxford University

Stoward, Peter J
1954
Professor of Histochemistry, Dundee University

Stuart-Harris, Charles H (formerly Harris, Charles H Stuart)
1926
Kt; Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Sheffield University (1946- ), particularly known for his research on polio vaccine

Sutherland, Norman Stuart
1945
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex (1965)

Swales, Martin
1958
Professor of German, University College London

Szreter, Simon
1975
Professor of History and Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Tolley, Arnold Trevor
1946
Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Professor of Comparative Literature, Carleton University (1972-1996); former Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom (FRSL). Lifelong jazz enthusiast, author of two books and many articles on jazz.

Tomlinson, R A
1951
Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, Birmingham University (1971)

Tredennick, G H P P (Hugh)
1918
Professor of Classics, Royal Holloway College, London University (1946-1966)

Turner, James William Cecil
1906
Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, editor of Kenny's Outlines of Criminal Law and other criminal law texts; played cricket for Worcestershire, 1911-1921

Vaugon, Peter
1957
Deputy Secretary-General, Cambridge University

Whiteley, William H
1942
Professor of Bantu Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University (1967-1973)

Whitfield, Roderick
1955
Curator in the Department of Oriental Antiquities, British Museum (1968-1984); Professor of Chinese and East Asian Art, University of London (1984-2002).

Williams, Alan Harold
1945
Professor of Economics, York University (1964-2005?)

Williams, Robert Deryk
1936
Professor of Classics, Reading University (1971-1983)

Williamson, Howard
1972
CVO CBE; Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales

Wilson, F P
1908
Professor of English at Leeds University, then Bedford College, London; finally Merton Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford (1947-1957)

Woodcock, E C
1923
Professor of Latin, University of Durham (1948-1966)

Wynne, W P
1882
Professor of Chemistry, Sheffield University (1904-1931)


SCHOLARS

Cary, Henry F
1790
Translator of Dante's La Divina Comedia (1805-1814); Aristophanes' The Birds (1824); Pindar (1832). Published at the age of 15 and while at KES an ode to Lord Heathfield, defender of Gibraltar, where Cary was born

Corbett, Edmund Victor
1928
Librarian, president of the Library Association in 1975; author of books on librarianship

Genner, E E
1895
Winner of the Craven Scholarship (1898) and the Ireland Scholarship (1899) Oxford, the first OE to win either scholarship since Linwood in 1836, and not achieved again until Reeve in 1960; Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford (1903-1927); Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford (1927-1931)

Lightfoot, Christopher
1973
For 20 years, Director of the Armorium Excavation Project, Turkey, and Deputy Director of the British School at Ankara; then Curator of Roman Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from 1999 to 2019

Linwood, William
1835
Classical scholar, winner of the Hertford, Ireland and Craven Scholarships at Oxford, all in the same year (1836), and subsequently awarded the Boden Sanskrit Scholarship; schoolmaster at Shrewsbury for some years, author of many works on Greek and Latin literature, some compiled during the last 35 years of his life when he lived in seclusion after giving up his post at Shrewsbury.

Painter, George Duncan
1932
Assistant Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum (1954-1974), producing editions of many ancient books including The Vinland Map; biographer of Caxton, Proust, Gide and Chateaubriand

Roberts, R Julian

1947
Assistant Keeper at the British Museum (1958-74); Keeper of Printed Books (1974-97) and Deputy Librarian (1986-97) at the Bodleian Library, Oxford; Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford (1975-97) (Emeritus); President of the Bibliographical Society (1986-88)

Smallwood, Robert
1959
Deputy Director and Head of Education at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon.  

Thomas, F W
1885
CIE; FBA; D Litt; Librarian to the India Office; Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford; one of the school's very finest scholars

Wakefield, Hugh
1933
Keeper of the Circulation Department, Victoria and Albert Museum (1960-1975), and an authority on Victorian glass and ceramics