Wykeham Professor

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The University of Oxford has three statutory professorships named after William of Wykeham.


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

The Wykeham is one of a number of chairs in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford.

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Ancient History[edit]

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 focusses 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, Oxford. 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 WJ Mander. "University Reform". History of Philosophy at Oxford. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Robert Parker". Fellows & Staff. New College, Oxford. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR THE Wykeham Professorship of Physics" (PDF). University of Oxford. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Physics". New College, Oxford University. Retrieved 25 April 2015.