CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENTS
1819 Rev. William Farish, M.A. Magdalene College., Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy.1821 Rev. James Wood, D. D., Master of St. John's College.1823 John Haviland, M. D. St. John's College., Regius Professor of Physic.1825 Rev. James Cumming, M.A., Trinity College., Professor of Chemistry.1827 Rev. John Kaye, D.D., Master of Christ's Collage and Bishop of Lincoln.1829 Rev. Thomas Turton, D.D. St Catharine's College., Regius Professor of Divinity.1831 Rev. Adam Sedgwick, M.A. Trinity College., Woodwardian Professor.1833 Rev. Joshua King, M.A. Queens' College., President of Queens' College.1835 Rev. William Clark, M.D. Trinity College., Professor of Anatomy.1837 Rev. John Graham, D.D. Christ's College., Master of Christ's College.1839 Rev. Will. Hodgson D.D. Peterhouse., Master of Peterhouse.1841 Rev. Geo. Peacock, D.D. Trinity College., Lowndean Professor.1843 Rev. William Whewell, D.D. Trinity College., Master of Trinity College.1845 Rev. James Challis, M.A. Trinity College., Plumian Professor.1847 Rev. Henry Philpott, D.D. St Catharine's College., Master of St Catharine's College.1849 Rev. Robert Willis, M.A. Gonville & Caius College., Jacksonian Professor.1851 William Hopkins, M.A. Peterhouse.1853 Rev. Adam Sedgwick, M.A. Trinity College., Woodwardian Professor.1855 Sir George Edward Paget, M.D. Charterhouse and Caius College.1857 William Hallows Miller, M.D. St John's College., Professor of Mineralogy.1859 Sir George Gabriel Stokes, M.A. Pembroke College., Lucasian Professor.1861 John Couch Adams, M.A. Pembroke College., Lowndean Professor.1863 William Hepworth Thompson, M.A. Trinity College., Regius Professor of Greek.1865 Rev. Henry Wilkinson Cookson, D.D. Peterhouse., Master of Peterhouse.1867 Rev. William Selwyn, D.D. St. John's College., Lady Margaret's Professor.1869 Arthur Cayley, M.A. Trinity College., Sadleirian Professor.1871 Sir George Murray Humphry, M.D. Downing College., Professor of Anatomy.1873 Charles Cardale Babington, M.A. St John's College., Professor of Botany.1875 James Clerk Maxwell, M.A. Trinity College., Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics.1877 George Downing Liveing, M.A. St John's College., Professor of Chemistry.1879 Alfred Newton, M.A. Magdalene College., Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy.1881 Francis Maitland Balfour, M.A. Trinity College.1882 James Whitbread Lee Glaisher, M.A. Trinity College.1884 Michael Foster, M.A. Trinity College., Professor of Physiology.1886 Rev. Coutts Trotter, M.A. Trinity College.1888 John Willis Clark, M.A. Trinity College.1890 Sir George Howard Darwin, Plumian Professor.1892 Thomas McKenny Hughes, Professor of Geology.1894 Sir Joseph John Thomson, Cavendish Professor.1896 Francis Darwin, Reader in Botany.1898 Sir Joseph Larmor, later Lucasian Professor.1900 Alexander Macalister, Professor of Anatomy.1902 Henry Frederick Baker, later Lowndean Professor.1904 Harry Marshall Ward, Professor of Botany.1906 Ernest William Hobson, later Sadleirian Professor.1908 Adam Sedgwick, Professor of Zoology, 1907-1909.1909 William Bateson, Professor of Biology.1910 Sir George Darwin, Plumian Professor.1912 Sir Arthur Everett Shipley, Master of Christ's and Reader in Zoology.1914 Hugh Frank Newall, Director, Solar Physics Observatory.1916 John Edward Marr, later Professor of Geology.1918 Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, later Jacksonian Professor. (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1927)1920 Sir Albert Charles Seward, Master of Downing and Professor of Botany.1922 Charles Thomas Heycock, Reader in Metallurgy.1924 James Thomas Wilson, Professor of Anatomy.1926 Sir Horace Lamb, Rayleigh lecturer.1928 George Udny Yule, Lecturer in Statistics.1930 Frederick John Marrian Stratton, Professor of Astrophysics.1931 Arthur Hutchinson, Master of Pembroke and Professor of Mineralogy.1933 Sir Joseph Barcroft, Professor of Physiology.1935 Francis William Aston, Trinity College, Mass-spectrographer. (Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1922)1937 Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins, Professor of Biochemistry.1939 William Hobson Mills, Reader in Stereochemistry.1941 Sir James Gray, Professor of Zoology.1943 Sir Eric Keightley Rideal, Professor of Colloid Science.1945 Frederick Tom Brooks, Professor of Botany.1947 Sir William Vallance Douglas Hodge, Lowndean Professor.1949 William Bernard Robinson King, Professor of Geology.1951 Harry Julius Emeléus, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.1953 Edgar Charles Bate-Smith, Director, Low Temperature Research Station.1955 Francis John Worsley Roughton, Professor of Colloid Science.1957 Frank Philip Bowden, later Professor of Surface Physics.1959 Edred John Henry Corner Corner, later Professor of Tropical Botany.1961 F. P. White, St. John's College, Lecturer in Mathematics.1963 Edward Nevill Willmer, later Professor of Histology.1965 Sir Rudolph Albert Peters, formerly Professor of Biochemistry, University of Oxford.1967 Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, formerly Royal Society Research Professor.1968 John Ashworth Ratcliffe, formerly Reader in Ionospheric Physics.1970 George Salt, Entomologist and Ecologist.1972 R C Evans1975 Dame Honor B Fell, Zoologist. (The first woman to be President)1977 John Charles Burkill, Mathematician.1979 Sir Gordon Brims Black McIvor Sutherland, Physicist.1981 Harry Blackmore Whittington, Palaeontologist.1983 Professor Donald Lynden-Bell, Theoretical astrophysicist1985 Professor Hermann Lehmann, Physician and Biochemist.1986 Professor Amyand David Buckingham, Chemist.1988 Professor William Austyn Mair, Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering.1990 Dr Peter John Grubb, Ecologist and Emeritus Professor of Botany.1992 Professor Peter Gray, Chemist and formerly Master of Gonville and Caius College.1994 Professor Paul Patrick Gordon Bateson, Biologist.1996 Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards, Physicist.1998 Dr Alan James Munro, Immunologist.2000 Professor Archibald Howie, Physicist.2002 Professor Timothy M Cox, Professor of Medicine.2004 Professor Haroon Ahmed, Microelectronics and Electrical Engineering, formerly Master of Corpus Christi College.2006 Professor Timothy John Pedley, Mathematician and former G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics.2008 Professor Alan William Cuthbert, Sheild Professor of Pharmacology 1979-1999.2010 Professor Alison Gail Smith, Professor of Plant Biochemistry.2012 Professor John Dixon Mollon, Visual Neuroscience.2014 Professor Christopher L.-H. Huang, Professor of Cell Physiology.2016 Professor Jim Woodhouse, Mechanics, Materials and Design.2018 Professor Simon Conway Morris, Palaeontologist and Evolutionary Biologist.2020 Professor Ron Horgan, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.
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