Gresham Professor of Law

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The Professor of Law at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596/7, when it appointed seven professors. (Years given as, say, 1596/7 refer to Old Style and New Style dates.) This has since increased to eight and in addition the college now has visiting professors. The Professor of Law is always appointed by the Mercers’ School Memorial Trust, which is administered by the Worshipful Company of Mercers.

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Gresham Professor of Law since 2012
1 Henry Mowtlowe March 1596/7
2 Clement Corbet May 1607
3 Thomas Eden 10 Nov 1613
4 Benjamin Thorneton 27 July 1640
5 Joshua Crosse 29 March 1644
6 Thomas Leonard[disambiguation needed] 4 May 1649
7 John Bond 12 March 1649/50
8 Benjamin Thorneton 23 Oct 1660
9 Richard Pearson[disambiguation needed] 8 Oct 1667
10 John Clarke[disambiguation needed][1] 9 August 1670
11 Roger Meredith 7 March 1672/3
12 Robert Briggs[2] 7 Feb 1686/7
13 John Cumyng 1 May 1719
14 William Mace 30 August 1744
15 Joseph Jeffries 20 May 1767
16 T Taylor 23 Jan 1784
17 William Jocelyn Palmer 14 Jan 1808
18 William Palmer[3] 5 Feb 1836
19 John Thomas Abdy 18 June 1858
20 George Holmes Blakesley[4] 23 April 1896
21 William Blake Odgers[5] 27 March 1907
22 Geoffrey Walter Wrangham 22 May 1925
23 William Arthian Davies 16 March 1934
1939-45 Lectures in abeyance
24 Eric Sachs 6 June 1946
25 Richard O'Sullivan 6 July 1950
26 Richard Jon Harvey 1962
27 R F V Heuston 1965
28 P. R. Glazebrook 1971
29 Clive M. Schmitthoff 1976–86?
30 Kenneth R. Simmonds 1988
31 Sir David Calcutt QC 1 Sept 1992
32 Simon Lee 1 Sept 1995
33 Gerald Wakefield 1 Sept 1998
34 Richard Susskind OBE 1 Sept 2000
35 Vernon Bogdanor FBA CBE 1 Sept 2004
36 Ruth Deech, Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE 1 Sept 2008
37 Sir Geoffrey Nice QC[6] 2012
Vernon Bogdanor speaking on his book The New British Constitution in Blackwell’s bookshop, Oxford.

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  1. ^ "Clark, John (CLRK642J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Briggs, Robert (BRGN717J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Palmer, William (PLMR832W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Blakesley, George Holmes (BLKY864GH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ "Odgers, William Blake (OGRS867WB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ "Gresham College Press Release, 3 July 2012". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ward, John (1740). The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College. New York & London: Johnson Reprint Corporation.