Gresham Professor of Physic

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The Professor of Physic (medicine) at Gresham College in London, England, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7 (Old Style and New Style dates.), when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight with additional visiting professors.

The Professor of Physic is always appointed by the Mercers’ School Memorial Trust, which is administered by the Worshipful Company of Mercers.

List of Gresham Professors of Physic[edit]

Professor Martin Elliott delivering a Gresham College lecture, October 2014
1 Matthew Gwinne March 1596 / 7
2 Peter Mounsell Sept 1607
3 Thomas Winston 25 Oct 1615
4 Paul de Laune 13 June 1643
5 Thomas Winston 20 August 1652
6 Jonathan Goddard FRS 7 Nov 1655
7 John Mapletoft 27 March 1675
8 Henry Paman 21 June 1679
9 Edward Stillingfleet 21 June 1689
10 John Woodward 13 Jan 1692-1703
11 Henry Pemberton 24 May 1728
12 Thomas Healde 27 March 1771
13 Christopher Stanger 25 March 1789
14 Henry Herbert Southey 24 Oct 1834
15 Henry Powell 27 July 1865
16 Edmund Symes-Thompson 5 July 1867
17 Fleming Mant Sandwith 14 March 1907
18 Robert Armstrong-Jones 24 May 1918
19 George Newman 26 July 1929
20 James Alison Glover[1] 12 Oct 1934
21 Vincent Sutherland Hodson 13 April 1937
1939–45 Lectures in abeyance
22 Hamilton Hartridge 6 June 1946
23 John Leonard d’Silva 1955
24 Arthur John Buller 1962
25 Invited lectures: H Harris and D V Davies 1964-65
26 J P Quilliam 1965
27 H C Stewart 1968
28 David Slome 1970-84?
29 John Daniel Griffiths 1986
30 Sir Kenneth L Stuart 1988
31 Francis G Cox 1 Sept 1992
32 Susan Adele Greenfield,
Baroness Greenfield
1 Sept 1995
33 Hilary Rose and Steven Rose 1 Sept 1999
34 Keith Kendrick 1 Sept 2002
35 Christopher Dye 1 Sept 2006
36 William Ayliffe 1 Sept 2009
37 Martin Elliott 1 Sept 2014

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Glover, James Alison (GLVR894JA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

Further reading[edit]

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