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List of professorships at the University of Edinburgh

Established professorships at the University of Edinburgh

The title of the professorship is followed by the date of foundation. Dates in italics indicate the year of foundation of lectureships on which chairs were based.

  • Regius Chair of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations (1707)
  • Chair of Moral Philosophy (1708)
  • Chair of Logic & Metaphysics (1708)
  • Chair of Civil Law (1710)
  • Chair of Universal History & Greek & Roman Antiquities (1719) (from 1909, 'Constitutional History', and from 1945, 'Constitutional Law and History')
  • Chair of Scots Law (1722)
  • Chair of Botany (1738), now the Regius Chair of Plant Sciences
  • Regius Chair of Rhetoric and English Literature (1762)
  • Regius Chair of Astronomy (1785)
  • Regius Chair of Clinical Surgery (1802)
  • Regius Chair of Forensic Medicine (1807)
  • Chair of Military Surgery (1806, abolished 1856)
  • Reid Professorship of Music (1833)
  • Regius Chair of Sanskrit (1862), now the Regius Chair of South Asian Language, Culture and Society
  • Regius Chair of Engineering (1868)
  • Regius Chair of Geology (1871)
  • Watson Gordon Chair of Fine Art (1880)
  • Chair of Celtic Languages, Literature, History & Antiquities (1882)
  • Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography (1901)
  • Abercromby Chair of Archaeology (1927)
  • Edward Clark Professor of Child Life and Health (1931)[1]
  • Ogilvie Professor of Human Geography (1931)
  • Grant Chair of Dermatology (1946) - First such chair in Great Britain
  • Forbes Chair of Medical Radiology (1947)
  • Forbes Chair of Surgical Neurology (1947)
  • George Harrison Law Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery (1947)
  • Grierson Professor of English Literature (1950)
  • Masson Professor of English Literature
  • Salvesen Chair of European Institutions (1968)
  • Lord President Reid Chair of Law (1972)


  1. ^ "Child Life and Health History". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

External links

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Law School
  • School of History and Classics, University of Edinburgh
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