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re·gius professor

 (rē′jəs, -jē-əs)
n.
One holding a professorship established by royal subsidy at any of certain older British universities.

[From Latin rēgius, royal, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

Regius professor

(ˈriːdʒɪəs)
n
1. (Education) (also without capital) Brit a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron
2. (Professions) (also without capital) Brit a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron
[C17: regius, from Latin: royal, from rex king]

Regius professor

A professor at some British universities who has been appointed by the Crown to a chair established by royal patronage.
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Noun1.Regius professor - holder of a British professorship created by a royal patron
prof, professor - someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
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The title of Regius Professorship is a rare and prestigious award given by Her Majesty the Queen to recognise exceptionally high quality research at an institution.
It will be the first time Cardiff University has been awarded a Regius Professorship, and the first time the honour has been granted to a Welsh university.
ASTON University's School of Pharmacy has been awarded a Regius Professorship by The Queen.
The Regius Professorship, which has been bestowed upon Cardiff's School of Chemistry, is a rare and prestigious title awarded by the monarch to recognise exceptional research at an institution.
The title of Regius Professorship is an award given to recognise high quality research at an institution and just 14 have been granted since the reign of Queen Victoria, which includes 12 to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.
To the delight of staff - and in a first for the university - it has been picked to be one of just 12 recipients of a new Regius Professorship.
To the delight of staff - and in a first for the university - it has been picked to be one of 12 recipients of a new Regius Professorship.
The rare Regius Professorship is bestowed to recognise exceptional research.
In 2013, Warwick's Mathematics Institute was awarded a Regius professorship by the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Lyndal Roper, recently appointed to the prestigious Regius Professorship in Modern History at Oxford University, the first woman to hold that chair, is one of the most influential social and cultural historians of the European witch craze at work today.
During his tenure as the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford from 1911 to 1919, he cherished his duty serving as the Curator of the Bodleian Library.
On such occasions his omnivorous intellectual appetite and interest in all with whom he had come in contact in his peripatetic academic career were always apparent and were never dimmed by his lofty ascent to such heights as his Regius Professorship at the University of Cambridge.