regius professor

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re·gius professor

 (rē′jəs, -jē-əs)
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

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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1] Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.
He was, it appeared, a Regius Professor and the author of some half-dozen works on sociology--a record, Owen felt, that almost justified loaf-slinging and earhole clipping in moments of irritation.
By a nice irony--and there's considerable irony in Hesketh's compact and elegant study it was George Macaulay Trevelyan, great-nephew of Lord Macaulay, future Regius Professor and best-selling author, who got the better of his predecessor J.
It was most recently mentioned in print last December in the Times Literary Supplement by Stephen Prickett, Regius professor emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow and editor of the Oxford World's Classics Bible.
He had attained all the formal trappings of professional success by his death in 2003: he had been Regius Professor at Oxford, master of Peterhouse College at Cambridge, and Lord Dacre of Glanton, made a life peer in 1979.
The story has been told frequently: how Nuffield grew close to a group including the Regius Professor of Medicine, Sir Farquhar Buzzard, and the surgeon Hugh Cairns; how he came to share their vision of a postgraduate school of clinical medicine in Oxford (turning the Radcliffe Infirmary from a provincial voluntary hospital into a first-class teaching base); how he offered the University 1.
He was Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge from 1988 to 1996, and he is a Fellow of Trinity College.
In 1943 he was appointed Regius Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Edinburgh University, where he stayed for the remainder of his career.
GMT was Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, and wrote history books which were accessible to the " ordinary" reader.
Sir Neil, whose father John MacCormick founded the National Party of Scotland in 1928, had been a Regius Professor at Edinburgh and was knighted in 2002 for academic achievements.
Butterfield wrote twenty-two books; became Professor of Modern History at Cambridge in 1944; was appointed Master of Peterhouse, his college, in 1954; and was elected Regius Professor of History in 1963.