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PROFESSORS & OTHER EDUCATORS

Arculus, Richard J
1967
Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of New England, Australia

Badsey, Stephen
1973
Professor of Conflict Studies at University of Wolverhampton (2011-); consultant on military matters for several television productions; senior lecturer at RMA Sandhurst (1988-2007)

Balmford, Andrew P
1981
Professor of Conservation Science, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, FRS; author of Wild hope: on the frontlines of conservation success (2012).

Banton, Michael P
1944
Professor of Sociology, University of Bristol (1967-92)

Beeby, John
1955
Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, Leicester University (1972-2002); Principal Scientific Officer at Harwell (to 1972)

Bethune-Baker, J F
1881
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge; Dean of Pembroke College; FBA

Bevan, P G
1940
Professor of Surgery, Birmingham University (1982- )

Blandford, Roger D
1967
Richard Chase Tolman Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology (1989-2003); Pehong and Adele Chen Professor of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology and now Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University (2003-   ). Winner of the Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal 2013 for his contributions to theoretical astrophysics

Bodington, Nathan
1867
Kt; Litt D; Professor of Classics, Mason College, Birmingham; in 1883 appointed head of Yorkshire College of Science - guided it through several stages to become Leeds University (in 1904)

Borcherds, Richard E
1977
Professor, Cambridge University and subsequently at University of California Berkeley; FRS; inventor of vertex algebras, awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for solving the problem of moonshine conjecture in the study of symmetry

Bray, Roger W
1962
Professor of Music, University of Lancaster

Brian, Percy Wragg
1928
Regius Professor of Botany, Glasgow University (1962-1968); Professor of Botany, Cambridge University (1968-1979)

Brown, Basil Montgomery
1930
35 years as a teacher of mathematics at Greenwich Naval College; Professor of Mathematics, University of the West Indies

Butler, John R
1941
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington Medical School (1965-1985)

Butler, Richard
1961
Professor and Chairman, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada, 1967-97; Professor of Tourism and Deputy Head of School for Research, School of Management, University of Surrey, 1997-2005; Professor of International Tourism, Scottish Hotel School and later School of Business, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 2005-2009; Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde, 2009-present

Caird, George B
1936
Professor of New Testament Languages and Literature, McGill University, Canada (1950-1959); Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford (1970-1977); Ireland Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture, Oxford University (1977-1984)

Callomon, John Hannes
1946
Professor of Chemisry, University College, London (1981-1993); spectroscopist responsible for construction of a high-resolution spectrograph; geologist and palaeontologist who studied Jurassic ammonites.

Carter, F
1937
Professor of Modern Languages, Loughborough University

Cartwright, Rodney Y
1958
Visiting Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Surrey

Case, Robert AM
1934
FRCP; Professor of Social Medicine, London University. His last article (1990), published in the journal of the Sands Cox Soc, was intriguingly entitled ‘Bleeding Bladders, Brum and Brummies'

Cleaver, Brian
1953
Lecturer in Chemistry, Southampton University

Collins, John Churton
1867
Literary critic; exposer of the superficial scholarship of Sir Edmund Gosse; a tireless and belligerent advocate of the cause of English studies at Oxford; did not get the chair when it was finally founded; Professor of English at Birmingham University

Crew, Francis Albert Eley
1902
FRS; Professor of Public Health and Social Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1944-1955)

Cummings, Brian
1978
Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge; lecturer in English at the University of Sussex

Dale, A W W
1874
Kt; Principal of University College, Liverpool (1899), Vice -Chancellor when university status was granted (1903)

Daniell, P J
1907
Senior Wrangler; Professor of Mathematics, University of Sheffield

Davies, Kenneth Gordon
1940
Professor of History, Bristol University (1963-1969); Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History, Trinity College, Dublin (1977-1986); brother of Michael Davies (1939)

Dawson, Bernard
1900 (c)
Kt; Professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (1931-1951); KBE 1948

Deathridge, John William
1963
King Edward Professor of Music, King's College London (1996-); FRCO

Downton, Andrew
1971
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, De Montfort University (2011-)

Dudley, Donald R
1928
Professor of Latin at Birmingham University; governor of KES

Dugmore, Clifford W
1927
Regius Professor of Church History, King's College London; founder and editor for 30 years of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Duncan-Jones, Richard
1956
Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Dutton , David
1968
Lecturer in History, Liverpool University

Eayrs, John Thomas
1933
Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Birmingham University (1962-1968); Sands Cox Professor of Anatomy (1968-1977)

Edwards, Gareth Huw
c. 1969
Principal, George Watson's College (2001-)

Edwards, Phillip Walter
1939
Professor of English Literature, Trinity College Dublin (1966); Professor of Literature, University of Essex (1972); King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool.(1974-1990), now Emeritus Professor, FBA (1986)

Edwards, William
c.1885
Headmaster, Heath Grammar School (1908-16), Headmaster, Bradford Grammar School (1916 - 36).  President, Incorporated Assocation of Headmasters (1929)

Evans, Christopher F
1928
Regius Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London (1962-1977); Lightfoot Professor, Durham University (1958-1962). Author of Saint Luke (1990) a major commentary on Luke's Gospel

Evans, John Grimley
1955
Kt, Professor of Geratology, Oxford University (1985)

Ferns, Christopher S
1967
Associate Professor of English, Mount St Vincent University, Canada

Ferns, John
1960
Professor of English, MacMasters University, Canada. He has published several collections of poetry

Finglass, Patrick
1997
Professor of Greek, University of Nottingham (2012- )

Fremlin, David
1960
Won the Smith Prize, the highest award for mathematics at Cambridge; Reader in Mathematics, Essex University

Gallon, David N
1954
Lecturer at the Open University, ultimately becoming Deputy Regional Director for South-East England

Gilbraith, Colin
1953
Treasurer and Tutor, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Goode, John
1957
Professor of English, Keele University (19 -1994)

Green, John
1942 (c)
Professor of Economic Theory, University of Kent

Gretton, George Lidderdale
1979
WS (Writer to the Signet), Lord President Reid Professor of Law, University of Edinburgh, since 1994; a Scottish Law Commissioner, since 2006

Grimmett, Geoffrey Richard
1968
Master of Downing College Cambridge (2013- ), Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge University (1992- )

Grove, George A
1925
QC; Professor of Conveyancing and Equity, Birmingham University (19??-1971)

Guest, Edwin
1819
Lawyer, antiquarian, philologist (A History of English Rhythm), farmer; elected to the Mastership of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, by his own deciding vote (1852)

Hague, Douglas C
1943
Kt; Professor of Applied Economics, Sheffield University (1957-1963); Professor of Applied Economics, University of Manchester (1963-1965); Professor of Managerial Economics, University of Manchester (1965-1981); Professorial Fellow, Oxford Management Centre (1982- ), Chairman of Social Sciences Research Council (1983- )

Handford, Peter R
1965
Director of Research, Law Reform Commission, Western Australia (1983-1998); Professor of Law, University of Western Australia (2004- )

Handley, Eric W
1943
Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge (1984-1994); FBA (1969)

Harris, Charles Stuart
1926
Kt; Professor of Medicine, Sheffield University

Harvey, Ian
1974
Professor-Epidemiology & Public Health, Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (2008- ), University of East Anglia

Hatch, Edwin
1853
Theologian; Professor of Classics at Toronto University; Rector of Quebec High School; Vice-Principal of St Mary's Hall, Oxford; Reader in Ecclesiastical History and Bampton Lecturer; friend of Burne-Jones (1852) and Dixon (1852)

Hawthorne, John
1982
Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy, Oxford University

Hey, Anthony J G
1964
Reader in Theoretical Physics, Southampton University (1983-1986), Professor of Computation, Electronics & Computer Science (1986 - )

Higgitt, David
1983
Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore

Hine, Harry M
1966
Professor of Humanities, St Andrew's University

Hirst, Wallace
1935
Professor of Physics, Reading University

Hodges, Christopher
1972
Head of the CMS/Swiss Re Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford; Erasmus Professor of the Fundamentals of Private Law, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2011-2014)

Jackson, J
Professor of Geography, Brock University, Ontario

John, Michael
1975
Historian, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

Kennedy, Charles Rann
1826 (c)
Son of Rann Kennedy; first Professor of Law at Queen's College, Birmingham

Klemperer, Simon
1976
Professor, Geophysics, Stanford University

Klemperer, Paul
1974
Edgeworth Professor of Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford University

Lambert, Wilfred G
1943
Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham (1964-1993); FBA

Lane, Stuart
1988
Awarded Royal Geographical Society Victoria Medal for research in physical geography and hydrological modelling (2012); Professor of Geomorphology, University of Lausanne (2011- ); Professor of Physical Geography, Durham University (2004-2011)

Lawley, James
1974
Formerly co-principal of the Centro Inglese, Avila; since 1988 lecturer in English, Madrid University

Leaney, A Robert C
1928 (c)
Professor of New Testament Studies, Nottingham University (1969), Professor of Christian Theology, Nottingham University (1970-1974), published commentary on St Luke and works on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Leek, Barry F
1953
Professor of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland (1972-1998)

Lunn, J R
19th C
Fourth Wrangler; mathematics master; appointed organist of Edgbaston Parish Church at age 15; Fellow of St John's College Cambridge; Vicar of Marton, Yorkshire

Lyttleton, Raymond A
1929
Leading theoretical astronomer, Professor of Theoretical Astronomy, Cambridge University (1969- ), FRS; wrote article on the theory of swing bowling for ‘The Art of Cricket' by Sir Donald Bradman

Manton, Guy R
1931
Professor of Classics, University of Otago, New Zealand ( -1965), Professor of Classics and Dean of Arts, Monash University, Australia (1965-1983)

Marsland, Edward Abson
1941
Professor of Oral Surgery, Birmingham University (1979-1982), Vice-Chancellor (1982-1987)

Martin, Ralph
1975
Professor of Geometric Computing, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University (2000- ). Guest Professor at three leading Chinese universities: Tsinghua University, The National University of Defence Technology, and Shandong University. Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, Fellow of the British Computer Society, and Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

Merry, D B C
1961
Professor of Italian, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1982? - )

Mills, John
1933 (c)
Brackenbury Professor of Physiology, Manchester University

Mitchell, Joseph
1928 (c)
Professor of Radiotherapeutics, Cambridge University (1945-1957); Regius Professor of Physics (1957-1975)

Mitchell, Paul P
1990
Professor of Laws, University College London (2010- )

Monkman, J Denis
1933
The OE Gazette's Japanese correspondent for many years; Professor at his Japanese university

Murray, Peter
1939
Professor of Art History, Birkbeck College, London (1967- )

Mynors, J M
1939
Professor of Surgery, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (1966)

Neale, Stephen
1976
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and holder of Kornblith Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Value, City University of New York

Newth, David R
1938
Professor of Biology as applied to Medicine, London University (1960); Regius Professor of Zoology, Glasgow University (1965-1981)

Newton, Scott
1974
Lecturer in Modern Economic History, Cardiff University

Nienow, Peter
1983
Reader, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh

Parkes, E W
1943
Kt; Professor of Mechanics, Cambridge University (1965-1974); Vice-Chancellor, City University, London (1974- ); Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University; Chairman of the University Grants Committee

Parry, John H
1932-1981
Professor of History, University of the West Indies (1949-1950), Principal of University College, Ibadan, Nigerian (1950-1954), Principal, University College, Swansea (1950- ); Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales; Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Pascal, Roy
1923
Professor of German, Birmingham University (1939-1969), Member of the Communist Party but left it in the early 1950s before the Hungarian uprising

Peel, John DY
1959
Charles Booth Professor of Sociology, University of Liverpool (1974); subsequently Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; anthropologist specialising in the Yoruba of Nigeria

Pegge, Christopher
1782
FRS (1795); Regius Professor of Physics at Oxford (1801-1822)

Purton, J S (TW Hutton: Turton)
1843
Master of St Catherine's College, Cambridge

Radcliffe-Brown, Alfred Reginald FBA
1899 (c)
Professor of Social Anthropology Cape Town 1920-25, Sydney 1925-31, Chicago 1931-37, Oxford 1937-46.  He was one of the founders of modern social anthropology.

Radford, John (TW Hutton: Robert)
1801
Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford (1834)

Rand, Graham K
1965
President of Omega Rho, International Honour Society of Operational Research (2012- )

Reeve, Michael
1960
Won both the Craven and Ireland prizes in his first year at Oxford; Kennedy Professor of Latin at Cambridge University (1984- ), a chair named after another OE, Benjamin Kennedy (1819)

Reasbeck, Philip G
1968
Associate professor of surgery, Deakin University Medical School, Victoria, Australia, 2011; associate professor of surgery, University of Melbourne, 2012.

Renton, John
1953
Fellow of St John's College Cambridge and of St Catherine's College Oxford; developed a computer program used to design the shells of the Sydney Opera House.

Renouf, L P W

Professor of Zoology, University College, Cork (1922-1954)

Richards, Bernard
1959
Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford and Director of Studies in English

Roitt, Ivan M
1945 (c)
Professor of Immunology, London University, discovered thyroglobin autoantibodies in Hashimoto's thyroiditis; FRS

Rothery, David
1974
Professor of Planetary Geosciences, Open University (2013-   )

Rudland, Philip S
1964
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool

Sandbach, Francis Henry
1922
Reader in Classics at Cambridge (1951-1970)

Sands Cox, William 
1819
One of the founders of the Queen's Hospital, Birmingham (1841); founded medical scholarships at KES.

Shippey, Thomas A
1960
Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Leeds (1979- ), a post formerly held by another OE, J R R Tolkien; Walter J Ong Professor of Humanities, St Louis University, Missouri (1995- )

Shock, Maurice
1944
Vice-Chancellor of Leicester University (1977- ); Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors; Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford

Smout, C F V
1915 (c)
Professor of Anatomy, Birmingham University (1948-1961)

Stagg, Geoffrey L
1931
Professor of Modern Languages, Toronto University, Canada

Stockwin, J Arthur
1954
Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies, Oxford University

Stoward, Peter J
1954
Professor of Histochemistry, Dundee University

Stuart-Harris, Charles H Stuart (formerly Harris, Charles H Stuart)
1926
Kt; Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Sheffield University (1946- ), particularly known for his research on polio vaccine

Sutherland, Norman Stuart
1945
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex (1965)

Swales, Martin
1958
Professor of German, University College London

Szreter, Simon
1975
Professor of History and Public Policy, University of Cambridge

Tolley, Arnold Trevor
1946
Professor Emeritus, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Professor of Comparative Literature, Carleton University (1972-1996); former Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom (FRSL). Also the author of a collection of essays on jazz

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
1911
CBE; Professor of English Language at Leeds University (1924); Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford (1925-1945); Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford (1945-1959); celebrated author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Tomlinson, R A
1951
Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, Birmingham University (1971)

Tredennick, G H P P (Hugh)
1918
Professor of Classics, Royal Holloway College, London University (1946-1966)

Turner, James William Cecil
1906
Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, editor of Kenny's Outlines of Criminal Law and other criminal law texts; played cricket for Worcestershire, 1911-1921

Turton, John
1752
FRS (1763); FRCP (1767); Physician-in-Ordinary to the Queen (1782) and to the King and the Prince of Wales (1792)

Vaugon, Peter
1957
Deputy Secretary-General, Cambridge University

Vane, John R
1944
Kt; Nobel Prize Winner (1982) for his work on prostaglandins; Director of Group Research and Development, the Wellcome Research Labs: Professor of Experimental Pharmacology, London University, FRS

Vernon, John
1954
Lecturer in Chemistry, York University

Whiteley, William H
1942
Professor of Bantu Languages, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University (1967-1973)

Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick
1935
Professor of Biophysics, King's College, London (1970-1981); with Crick and Watson, shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for work on the structure of DNA (1962)

Williams, Alan Harold
1945 (c)
Professor of Economics, York University (1964-2005?)

Williams, Robert Deryk
1936
Professor of Classics, Reading University (1971-1986? 1983?)

Williamson, Howard CBE
1972
Professor of European Youth Policy, University of South Wales

Wilson, F P
1908
Professor of English at Leeds University, then Bedford College, London; finally Merton Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford (1947-1957)

Woodcock, E C
1923
Professor of Latin, University of Durham (1948-1966)

Wynne, W P
1882
Professor of Chemistry, Sheffield University (1904-1931)


SCHOLARS

Cary, Henry F
1790
Translator of Dante's La Divina Comedia (1805-1814); Aristophanes' The Birds (1824); Pindar (1832). Published at the age of 15 and while at KES an ode to Lord Heathfield, defender of Gibraltar, where Cary was born

Corbett, Edmund Victor
1928
Librarian, president of the Library Association in 1975; author of books on librarianship

Painter, George Duncan
1932
Assistant Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum (1954-1974), producing editions of many ancient books including The Vinland Map; biographer of Caxton, Proust, Gide and Chateaubriand

Postgate, JP
19th C
Author of the Corpus Poetarum Latinorum

Roberts, R Julian
1947
Deputy Librarian, Bodleian Library, Oxford ( -1997)

Smallwood, Robert
1959
Director of Courses at the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Thomas, F W
1885
CIE; FBA; D Litt; Librarian to the India Office; Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford; one of the school's very finest scholars

Wakefield, Hugh
1933
Keeper of the Circulation Department, Victoria and Albert Museum (1960-1975), and an authority on Victorian glass and ceramics

Whitfield, Roderick
1955
Professorial Research Associate, Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London


SCIENTISTS

Boot, Henry Albert Howard (Harry)
1935 (c)
Joint inventor of the cavity magnetron (the transmitter that was a vital part of radar) in 1939

Croxall, John P
1964
Head of Conservation Biology of the British Antarctic Survey; Scientific Medallist of the Zoological Society of London (1984); FRS (2005)

Davis, Ben
1937
Home Office Consultant on Forensic Medicine

Galton, Francis
1840
Kt; cousin of Charles Darwin; explorer in the Sudan and South-West Africa, anthropologist and meteorologist; he established the existence of anticyclones and explained them, and laid the foundations for the science of eugenics

Gane, Christopher
1957
Computer Systems Development Consultant in the USA; author of several authoritative books on computer systems

Godfrey, C
1891
Co -author with AW Siddons, also an OE, of the famous log tables

Hereward, Hugh
1939
Accelerator physicist, one of the founders of CERN

Jephcott, Harry
1909 (c)
Kt; Chemist with Glaxo and ultimately Honorary President of Glaxo Holdings Ltd

May, Alan Nunn
1929
Atomic scientist involved in passing information to Moscow. Professor of Physics, University of Ghana (1961-1976)

Napier Shaw, W
1872
Kt; FRS (1891); Director of the Meteorological Office (1915-1920); President of the International Meteorological Society (1907-1923)

Siddons, A W
1890-1895
Co -author with C Godfrey, also an OE, of the famous log tables

Vane, John R
1944
Kt; Nobel Prize Winner (1982) for his work on prostaglandins; Director of Group Research and Development, the Wellcome Research Labs: Professor of Experimental Pharmacology, London University, FRS

Wilkins, Maurice Hugh Frederick
1935
Professor of Biophysics, King's College, London (1970-1981); with Crick and Watson, shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for work on the structure of DNA (1962)