Kennedy Professor of Latin

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The Kennedy Professorship of Latin is the senior professorship of Latin at the University of Cambridge.[1]

In 1865, when Benjamin Hall Kennedy retired as headmaster of Shrewsbury School, his friends and former pupils created a fund with the intention of founding a chair in Latin to be named after him. Kennedy himself added £500 to the fund on the condition that the chair not be named after him! The professorship was thus created in 1869. In 1911, after Kennedy's death, the professorship was in fact renamed after him, with the consent of his family.

Munro Kennedy Professors[edit]


  1. ^ "Faculty of Classics". Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  2. ^ "Emmanuel College - The Fellows". Emmanuel College. Retrieved 2009-11-20.