Drapers Professor of Agriculture

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Drapers Professor of Agriculture was a professorship at the University of Cambridge. County councils in England petitioned the university to offer agricultural education in the 1880s, but it argued against doing so as it was deemed incompatible with an academic education.[1][2] The colleges of the university were major landowners however and this lead to the university accepting and endowment from the Worshipful Company of Drapers in 1899.[2][3]

The following people held the post:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Neild (1 June 2012). The Financial History of Cambridge University. Thames River Press. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-0-85728-515-7. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Paolo Palladino (2003). Plants, Patients, and the Historians: On (re)membering in the Age Genetic Engineering. Rutgers University Press. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-0-8135-3238-7. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ The University of Cambridge: The modern university (1882-1939)', A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 3: The City and University of Cambridge (1959). pp. 266–306. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ University of Cambridge (8 October 2009). Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge 2009. Cambridge University Press. pp. 854–. ISBN 978-0-521-13745-4. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  5. ^ E. J. Russell (1930). "Obituary Notice - Thomas Barlow Wood (1869–1929)". Biochemical Journal 24 (1): 1–3. 
  6. ^ Bell, G. D. H. (1986). "Frank Leonard Engledow. 20 August 1890-3 July 1985". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 32: 188–126. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1986.0007.  edit
  7. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/sir-joseph-burtt-hutchinson-19021988-cmg-scd-frs-drapers-139514
  8. ^ "Obituaries - Sir James Beament". The Independent. 2005-03-18. Retrieved 2012-12-04.