Visiting Professors at Gresham College, Holborn, London, give free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight and plus the Visiting Professors.
The first Visiting Professors were appointed in 2000.
|1||Baroness Warnock of Weeke||Rhetoric||1 Sept 2000|
|2||Abdullah Ibrahim||Music||1 Sept 2000|
|3||Dr Robin Wilson||History of Mathematics||1 Sept 2001|
|4||Professor Richard Langham Smith||Music||1 Sept 2003|
|5||Dr Allan Chapman||History of Science||1 Sept 2003|
|6||Dr Raj Persaud||Psychiatry||1 Sept 2004|
|7||Professor Richard J. Evans||History||1 Sept 2008|
|8||Professor Vernon Bogdanor||Political History||1 Sept 2008|
|9||Dr Glenn D. Wilson||Psychology||1 Sept 2009|
|10||Dr Simon Thurley||The Built Environment||1 Sept 2009|
|11||Tony Mann||Computing Mathematics||1 Sept 2012|
Famous quotes containing the words professor and/or visiting:
“Indeed, there is hardly the professor in our colleges, who, if he has mastered the difficulties of the language, has proportionally mastered the difficulties of the language, has proportionally mastered the difficulties of the wit and poetry of a Greek poet, and has any sympathy to impart to the alert and heroic reader.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“I have no connections here; only gusty collisions,
rootless seedlings forced into bloom, that collapse.
I am the Visiting Poet: a real unicorn,
a wind-up plush dodo, a wax museum of the Movement.
People want to push the buttons and see me glow.”
—Marge Piercy (b. 1936)