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Regius Professors of Medicine at the University


The Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford was founded by Henry VIII in about 1546. For the sake of completeness, all 29 Regius Professors of Medicine from 1546 to the present day are listed below.

Most Regius Professors already have a full entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) and/or Wikipedia, so no biographies for them are provided on this site. There are, however, eleven regius professors – from Anthony Aylworth (1582–-97) to William Vivian (1772–1801) – who have no proper online biography elsewhere, and so they are each linked to a brief biography on this site.

Dates held

Name

1546–1554

John Warner (d.1565): see ODNB or Wikipedia

1554–1561

Thomas Frauncis (Frances/ Francis) (c.1519–1574): see ODNB

1561–1582

Walter Bayley (1529–1593): see ODNB or Wikipedia

1582–1597

Anthony Aylworth (d.1619)

1597–1612

Bartholomew Warner (1556–1619)

1612–1647

Thomas Clayton senior (c.1575–1647)

1647–1665

(Sir) Thomas Clayton junior (c.1612–1693)

1665–1681

James Hyde (1618–1681)

1681–1698

John Luffe (1647–1698)

1698–1718

Thomas Hoy (b.1659, d. in or after 1721): see ODNB or Wikipedia

1718–1729

Joshua Lasher (1647–1729)

1729–1730

William Beauvoir (1681–1730)

1730–1758

William Woodforde (d.1758)

1759–1772

John Kelly (1726–1772)

1772–1801

William Vivian (1728–1801)

1801–1822

(Sir) Christopher Pegge (1764/5–1822) : see ODNB

1822–1851

John Kidd (1775–1851): see ODNB or Wikipedia

1851–1857

James Adey Ogle (1792–1857)

1857–1894

(Sir) Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland (1815–1900): see ODNB or Wikipedia

1895–1904

(Sir) John Scott Burdon-Sanderson: see ODNB or Wikipedia

1904–1919

(Sir) William Osler (18491919): see ODNB or Wikipedia

19201927

(Sir) Archibald Edward Garrod (18571936): see ODNB or Wikipedia

19281943

(Sir)  (Edward) Farquhar Buzzard (18711945): see ODNB or Wikipedia

19431956

Arthur Duncan Gardner (18841977): see Wikipedia

1956–1968

(Sir)  George White Pickering (1904–1980): see ODNB

1969–1979

(Sir) Richard Doll (19122005): see Wikipedia

1979–1992

(Sir) Henry Harris (b.1925): see Wikipedia

1992–2000

(Sir) David John Weatherall (b.1933) see: Wikipedia

2002–

(Sir) John Irving Bell (b.1952) see Wikipedia

Kidd grave in St Giles
Above: grave of John Kidd in St Giles’ churchyard.
Kidd was Regius Professor of Medicine 1775–1851 and lived at 37 St Giles’ Street

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