Regius Professor of Natural History (Aberdeen)

The Regius Professor of Natural History is a Regius Professorship at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. It was originally called the Regius Professor of Civil and Natural History at Marischal College until in 1860 Marischal College and King's Colleges merged to form the University of Aberdeen, and the title changed to Natural History.

Name Tenure
Francis Skene[1][2] 11 January 1753 – 1775
George Skene[1][2] 1775–88
William Morgan[1][2] 10 May 1788 – 2 September 1788
James Beattie[1][2] 22 October 1788 – 5 October 1810
Rev Robert Rainy[1][2] 1811 – 10 April 1811
James (Jas) Davidson[1][2] 1 July 1811 – 19 February 1841
William MacGillivray[1][2][3][4] 17 May 1841 – 5 September 1852
James Nicol[1][2][5] 15 September 1853 – 15 September 1860
Name change to Natural History
James Nicol 15 September 1860 – 1878
James Cossar Ewart[6] 1879-82
Henry Alleyne Nicholson[7] 1882–99
John Arthur Thomson[8] 1899–1930
James Ritchie[9] 1930–36
Lancelot Thomas Hogben[10] 1937–41
Alister Clavering Hardy[11] 1942–45
Vero Copner Wynne-Edwards[12] 1946–74
George Mackenzie Dunnet[13] 1974–92
Paul Adrian Racey[14] 1993–2009
Vacant[15] 2009–14
Christopher John Secombes[15][16] 2014 onwards

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The Aberdeen University calendar, Part 1, 1898. p. 12.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Officers of the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen, 1593-1860. pp. 46–50.
  3. ^ A Biography of William MacGillivray; Internet Archive; read 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "MacGillivray, William (1796–1852)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/17513.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ "James Nicol". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/20164.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  6. ^ Who Was Who
  7. ^ Henry Alleyne Nicholson, www.theodora.com; read 5 August 2014.
  8. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, 21 April 1899; Scottish Office, Whitehall, 20 April 1899; read 5 August 2014.
  9. ^ Announcement of the nomination of James Ritchie as Regius Professor of Natural History; Nature 30 August 1930; retrieved 11 August 2014.
  10. ^ The London Gazette, 8 January 1937; Scottish Office, Whitehall, 6 January 1937; retrieved 5 August 2014.
  11. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette, 8 January 1946; Scottish Home Department; retrieved 5 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Professor Vero Wynne-Edwards". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  13. ^ Racey, P. A. (25 September 1995). "Obituary: George Dunnet". The Independent. London. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  14. ^ "Paul Racey". University of Exeter. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  15. ^ a b Warrants Under the Royal Sign Manual, 21 February 2014; announcement of the Christopher John Secombes' nomination in The Gazette; retrieved 6 August 2014.
  16. ^ Profile of Christopher Secombes, website of the University of Aberdeen; retrieved 5 August 2014.



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