Wykeham Professor

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The University of Oxford has three statutory professorships named after William of Wykeham, who founded New College.


The Wykeham Professorship in Logic was established in 1859, although it was not known as the Wykeham chair until later. Its first chair was Henry Wall.[1]

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The Wykeham Professorship of Ancient History was established in 1910. It concentrates on Greek history to avoid possible duplication with the far older Camden Professorship of Ancient History, which focuses primarily on Roman history.

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The Wykeham Professorship of Physics is the only endowed chair in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford.[3] This professorship is associated with New College. According to the New College website, the "appointment of the next Wykeham Professor of Physics, replacing Professor David Sherrington FRS, is in progress."[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Mander, W.J. "History of Philosophy at Oxford: University Reform". Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 26 December 2016. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Fellows & Staff: Robert Parker". New College, Oxford. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Further Particulars For The Wykeham Professorship of Physics" (PDF). University of Oxford. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Physics". New College, Oxford University. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Physics at the University of Oxford". Oxford University Department of Physics. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Roger J. Elliott". Academia Europaea. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  7. ^ "David Sherrington". Academia Europaea. Retrieved 27 May 2017.