Quain Professor is the professorship title for certain disciplines at University College London, England. The title is derived from Richard Quain (1800-1887) who became professor of anatomy in 1832 at what was to become UCL. He made a provision in his will to the University that endowed professorships for four subjects; intending that funding gave recognition to his brother, John Richard Quain, as well as his own.
The Burhop prize for Physics, Applied Physics or Mathematics/Physics is also drawn from these funds.
The Quain professorships are of Botany, English language and literature, Jurisprudence, and Physics.
- William Paton Ker (1889-1920)
- Raymond Wilson Chambers (1922-1949)
- Albert Hugh Smith (1949-1963)
- Randolph Quirk (1968-1981)
- Sidney Greenbaum (1983-1990)
- David Trotter (1991-2001)
- Rosemary Ashton (2002-2012)
- Susan Irvine (2013- )
This Chair was established as 'Quain Professor of Comparative Law' in 1984.
- Sir John Macdonell（1901-1920）
- J. E. G. de Montmorency
- Sir Maurice Sheldon Amos（1932-1937）
- Glanville Williams (1945-1955)
- Dennis Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Hampstead (1956-1982)
- William Twining (1983-1996)
- Ronald Dworkin (1998-2005; Bentham Professor until 2008)
- Ross Harrison (2006-2007)
- Gerald Cohen (2008 - 2009)
- John Tasioulas (2011-2014)
- Frederick Thomas Trouton (1902-1914)
- William Henry Bragg (1915-1923)
- Edward Andrade (1928-1950)
- Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey (1950-1972)
- Franz Ferdinand Heymann (1975-1987)
- John Finney (1993-1999)
- Gabriel Aeppli (2002-present)
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