Regius Professor

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Royal warrant creating a Regius Chair in Mathematics at the University of Warwick.

Regius Professorships are "royal" professorships. Each of the chairs was created by a monarch, and each appointment is approved by the Crown, except at Dublin since 1923. Glasgow currently has the highest number of extant Regius chairs, at thirteen.[1]

New Regius chairs (2013)[edit]

In October 2012 it was announced that Queen Elizabeth II would create up to six new Regius Professorships, to be announced in early 2013, to mark her Diamond Jubilee.[2] In January 2013 the full list was announced, comprising twelve new chairs, probably the largest number ever created in one year, and more than created in most centuries.[3][4]

University of Aberdeen[edit]

University of Cambridge[edit]

University of Dublin[edit]

University of Dundee[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Life Sciences (2013)

University of Edinburgh[edit]

University of Essex[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Political Science (2013)

University of Glasgow[edit]

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Engineering (2013)

King's College, University of London[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Psychiatry (2013)

London School of Economics and Political Science[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Economics (2013)

University of Manchester[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Physics (2013)

Open University[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Open Education (2013)

University of Oxford[edit]

University of Reading[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science (2013)

Royal Holloway, University of London[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Music (2013)

University of St Andrews[edit]

University of Southampton[edit]

University of Surrey[edit]

  • Regius Professor of Electronic Engineering (2013)

University of Warwick[edit]


  1. ^ "Regius Professor of Law Appointed to the University of Glasgow". University of Glasgow. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Queen to bestow new Regius Professorships on outstanding Universities" (Press release). Cabinet Office. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "New Regius Professorships announced for 12 universities". Times Higher Educational Supplement. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cabinet Office: The Queen awards prestigious Regius professorships to twelve universities" (Press release). PoliticsHome. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Comrie, John D (1927). "Chapter 9: The Medical School of Aberdeen". History of Scottish Medicine to 1860. London: Wellcome Historical Medical Museum. 
  6. ^ Bulloch, John (1895). A History of the University of Aberdeen 1495-1895. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 
  7. ^ "Prof J Iredale". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 November 2014.