List of professorships at the University of Cambridge

List of professorships at the University of Cambridge

This is a list of professorships at the University of Cambridge.

During the early history of the University of Cambridge, the title professor simply denoted a doctor who taught in the university, a usage that continues to be found in, for example, US universities. However, from the 16th century onwards in Cambridge it was used to denote those holding "chairs" that had been founded by the university in a particular subject or endowed by a benefaction.

On occasion the University of Cambridge creates Professorships for the benefit of a single individual, the chair ceasing to exist when that individual resigns, dies, or retires. These "personal" Professorships limited to one tenure are not listed here.

The Regius Professorships are "Royal" Professorships, being created by the reigning monarch. The first five Regius Professorships, sometimes referred to as the Henrician Regius Professors, were granted arms and crests in 1590.

The title of the Professorship is followed by the date of foundation.

*Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, 1502
*Regius Professor of Divinity, 1540
*Regius Professor of Civil Law, 1540
*Regius Professor of Physic, 1540
*Regius Professor of Hebrew, 1540
*Regius Professor of Greek, 1540
*Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic, 1632
*Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, 1663
*Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy, 1683
*Professor of Music, 1684
*BP Professor of Organic Chemistry, 1702
*Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy, 1704
*Professor of Anatomy, 1707
*Regius Professor of Modern History, 1724
*Lord Almoner's Professorship of Arabic, 1724
*Professor of Biology, 1724
*Woodwardian Professor of Geology, 1728
*Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry, 1749
*Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, 1777
*Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1783
*Downing Professor of the Laws of England, 1800
*Disney Professor of Archaeology, 1851
*Sadleirian Professor of Pure Mathematics, 1860
*Whewell Professor of International Law, 1867
*Kennedy Professor of Latin, 1869
*Slade Professor of Fine Art, 1869
*Cavendish Professor of Physics, 1871
*Professor of Engineering, 1875
*Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon, 1878
*Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, 1882
*Ely Professor of Divinity, 1889
*Professor of Ancient History, 1898
*Quick Professor of Biology, 1906
*Schröder Professor of German, 1909
*King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, 1911
*Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, 1912
*Serena Professor of Italian, 1919
*Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, 1919
*Drapers Professor of French, 1919
*Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, 1919
*Sir William Dunn Professor of Biochemistry, 1921
*Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, 1927
*Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, 1927
*Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, 1930
*Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, 1930
*Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations, 1931
*Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science, 1931
*William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, 1932
*Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, 1944
*Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1945
*Sir Herbert Thompson Professor of Egyptology 1946
*Hopkinson and Imperial Chemical Industries Professor of Applied Thermodynamics, 1950
*Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, 1952
*Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English, 1954
*Wolfson Professor of Criminology, 1959
*Sheild Professor of Pharmacology, 1961
*Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics, 1965
*Churchill Professor of Mathematics for Operational Research, 1966
*Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of the Physiology of Reproduction, 1967
*Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin-American Studies, 1968
*John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Cell Biology, 1968
*Rank Professor of Engineering, 1971
*Arthur Goodhart Visiting Professor in Legal Science, 1971
*Alexander Todd Visiting Professor of Chemistry, 1972
*John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Applied Numerical Analysis, 1975
*Sheila Joan Smith Professor of Immunology, 1977
*Paul Mellon Professor of American History, 1980
*Herchel Smith Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, 1982
*Jawaharlal Nehru Visiting Professor, 1983
*KPMG Professor of Management Studies, 1986
*Colleen Macleod Professor of Animal Welfare, 1986
*Herchel Smith Professor of Organic Chemistry, 1988
*George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science, 1990
*Diageo Professor of Management Studies, 1990
*Serono Professor of Molecular Endocrinology, 1990
*S.J.Berwin Professor of Corporate Law, 1991
*G.I.Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, 1992
*BBV Foundation Visiting Professor, 1992
*John Wilfrid Linnett Visiting Professor of Chemistry, 1993
*Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, 1993
*John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1993
*Jim Joel Professor of Equine Reproduction, 1995
*Marks & Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science, and Food Safety, 1996
*Beckwith Professor of Management Studies, 1996
*Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, 1996
*Hans Rausing Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, 1997
*Ursula Zoëllner Professor of Cancer Research, 1997
*Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management, 1997
*Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science, 1998
*Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management, 1998
*Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies, 1998
*Unilever Professor of Molecular Sciences Informatics, 1999
*BP Professor of Petroleum Science, 1999
*Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance, 1999
*Schlumberger Professor of Complex Physical Systems, 1999
*N.M. Rothschild & Sons Professor of Mathematical Sciences, 2001
*Marconi Professor of Communications Systems, 2001
*Robert Monks Professor of Corporate Governance, 2001
*Van Eck Professor of Engineering, 2001
*Prince Philip Professor of Technology, 2001
*John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Developmental Biology, 2001
*John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology, 2001
*Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics, 2002
*Visiting Professor of Marketing, Strategy, and Innovation, 2002
*Bernard Wolfe Professorship of Health Neuroscience, 2003
*Herchel Smith Professorship of Pure Mathematics, 2004
*Herchel Smith Professorship of Biochemistry, 2005
*Sigrid Rausing Professorship of Collaborative Anthropology, 2006
*Miriam Rothschild Professorship of Conservation Biology, 2006
*His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professorship of Modern Arabic Studies, 2006
*Joseph Needham Professorship of Chinese History, Science and Civilization, 2008

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