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List of notable or famous professors from England, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in England and even some popular professors who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from England is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Stephen Hawking and Richard Bartle.

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Adrian Furnham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from England
Adrian Furnham age 65 Adrian Furnham is a South African-born British organisational and applied psychologist, management expert and Professor of Psychology at University College London. In addition to his academic ...more

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Adrian Monck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from England
Adrian Monck age 53 Adrian Monck is head of communications at the World Economic Forum and a former British journalism professor and writer on the media and current affairs.

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Andrew Wallace-Hadrill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from England
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill age 66 Andrew Frederic Wallace-Hadrill, OBE, FBA, FSA is a British academic. He was Director of the British School at Rome between 1995 and 2009, and then Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge ...more

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Barry Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Professors from England
Barry Cooper age 69 Barry Cooper is an English musicologist, composer, organist, Beethoven scholar, and editor of the Beethoven Compendium.

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Bernard Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professors from England
Bernard Lewis age 101 Bernard Lewis, FBA is a British-American historian specializing in oriental studies. He is also known as a public intellectual and political commentator. Lewis is the Cleveland E. Dodge ...more

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Brendan Neiland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Professors from England
Brendan Neiland age 76 Professor Brendan Neiland is an English artist best known for his paintings of reflections in modern city buildings. In 1992 he was elected into the Royal Academy. Professor Neiland's ...more

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Charles Spence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Professors from England
Charles Spence Prof. Charles Spence is an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford. He is the head of the Crossmodal Research group which specializes in the research about the integration of ...more

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Christopher Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Professors from England
Christopher Greenwood age 62 Sir Christopher John Greenwood CMG QC is a Judge of the International Court of Justice, to which he was elected on 6 November 2008. Prior to his election, he was professor of international law ...more

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Christopher J. Lane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Professors from England
Christopher J. Lane age 52 Christopher J. Lane is a British-American literary critic and intellectual historian who is currently Professor of English at Northwestern University and, formerly, the university's Pearce ...more

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Daniel Mills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Professors from England
Daniel Mills age 51 Daniel Simon Mills, is an English biologist and the UK's first Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine based at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. He attended St Edmund's College, ...more

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David Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Professors from England
David Bellamy age 85 David James Bellamy OBE is an English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist. He has lived in County Durham since 1960.

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David Cesarani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Professors from England
David Cesarani age 62 David Cesarani OBE is an English historian who specialises in Jewish history, especially the Holocaust. He has also written several biographies, notably Arthur Koestler: The Homeless Mind.

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Diarmaid MacCulloch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Professors from England
Diarmaid MacCulloch age 66 Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch, Kt, FBA, FSA, FRHistS is the Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and a fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. Though ordained as a ...more

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Douglas Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Professors from England
Douglas Gilmour Douglas Gilmour was a lecturer and father of musician David Gilmour.

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Fidelis Oditah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Professors from England
Fidelis Oditah age 54 Professor Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN, LLB, MA, BCL, DPhil, is an English barrister, an authority on insolvency law, and a prospective Governor of Delta State in Nigeria. Fidelis Oditah was born in ...more

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Geoffrey Alderman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Professors from England
Geoffrey Alderman age 74 Geoffrey Alderman is a British historian, especially of the Jewish community in England in the 19th and 20th centuries, and also an academic, political adviser and journalist.

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Geoffrey Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Professors from England
Geoffrey Hill age 85 Sir Geoffrey William Hill, FRSL is an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University. Hill has been ...more

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Georgie Born is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Professors from England
Georgie Born age 62 Georgina Born, FBA is a British academic, anthropologist and musician. As a musician she is known as Georgie Born.

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Harold Laski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Professors from England
Harold Laski Died at 57 (1893-1950) Harold Joseph Laski was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945–1946, and was ...more

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Harry Kroto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Professors from England
Harry Kroto age 78 Sir Harold Walter Kroto, FRS, is an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the ...more

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Henry Chadwick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Professors from England
Henry Chadwick Died at 88 (1920-2008) Henry Chadwick, KBE, FBA was a British academic and Church of England priest. A former Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford – and as such, head of Christ Church, Oxford – he also served as ...more

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Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Professors from England
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper Died at 89 (1914-2003) Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, was a historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. Trevor-Roper was made a ...more

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Ian Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Professors from England
Ian Kershaw age 74 Sir Ian Kershaw, FBA is a British historian and author whose work has chiefly focused on the social history of 20th century Germany. He is regarded by many as one of the world's leading experts ...more

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Ian Wilmut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Professors from England
Ian Wilmut age 73 Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the leader of the ...more

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John Bainbridge Webster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Professors from England
John Bainbridge Webster age 62 John Bainbridge Webster FRSE is a notable contemporary British theologian of the Anglican Communion writing in the area of systematic, historical and moral theology. Born in Mansfield, England ...more

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John Pendry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Professors from England
John Pendry age 74 Sir John Brian Pendry, FRS FInstP is an English theoretical physicist known for his research into refractive indices and creation of the first practical "Invisibility Cloak". He is a ...more

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Keith Devlin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Professors from England
Keith Devlin age 71 Keith J. Devlin is a British mathematician and popular science writer. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States. He has dual American-British citizenship.

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Keith Nugent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Professors from England
Keith Nugent age 58 Keith Alexander Nugent is an Australian physicist. He is Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne, Australia specialising in X-ray optics and near-field optics. He was born in Bath, ...more

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Laura Mulvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Professors from England
Laura Mulvey age 76 Laura Mulvey is a British feminist film theorist. She was educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She is currently professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck, University of London. She ...more

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Lucinda Roy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Professors from England
Lucinda Roy age 62 Lucinda Roy is an American-based British novelist, educator and poet.

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Mark Pepys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Professors from England
Mark Pepys Sir Mark Brian Pepys FRS was until 2011 Professor of Medicine at University College London and Head of Medicine at the Hampstead Campus and the Royal Free Hospital.

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Martin Amis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Professors from England
Martin Amis age 68 Martin Louis Amis is an English novelist. His best-known novels are Money and London Fields. He has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his memoir Experience and has been listed for ...more

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Mary James is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Professors from England
Mary James age 72 Mary James FAcSS retired in January 2014 as Professor and Associate Director of Research at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. In the same year she completed her four-year term ...more

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Nicholas Hughes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Professors from England
Nicholas Hughes Died at 47 (1962-2009) Nicholas Farrar Hughes was a fisheries biologist known as an expert in stream salmonid ecology. Hughes was the son of the American poet Sylvia Plath and English poet Ted Hughes and the younger ...more

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Nicholas Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Professors from England
Nicholas Humphrey age 75 Nicholas Keynes Humphrey is an English psychologist, based in Cambridge, who is known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. His interests are wide ranging. He ...more

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Nicholas Stern is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Professors from England
Nicholas Stern age 71 Nicholas Herbert Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Kt FBA FRS is a British economist and academic. He is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute ...more

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Norman Davies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Professors from England
Norman Davies age 78 Ivor Norman Richard Davies FBA, FRHistS is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is widely regarded as one of the ...more

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Paul Cartledge is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Professors from England
Paul Cartledge age 71 Paul Anthony Cartledge is a British ancient historian and academic. From 2008 to 2014 he was the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. He had previously held ...more

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Paul Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Professors from England
Paul Kennedy age 72 Paul Michael Kennedy CBE FBA is a British historian at Yale University specialising in the history of international relations, economic power and grand strategy. He has published prominent books ...more

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Paul Reiter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Professors from England
Paul Reiter Paul Reiter is a professor of medical entomology at the Pasteur Institute in the city of Paris, France. He is a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee on Vector ...more

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Peter Atkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Professors from England
Peter Atkins age 77 Peter William Atkins FRSC is an English chemist and former Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Lincoln College. He is a prolific writer of popular chemistry ...more

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Peter Hennessy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Professors from England
Peter Hennessy age 71 Peter John Hennessy, Baron Hennessy of Nympsfield, FBA is an English historian and academic specialising in the history of government. Since 1992, he has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary ...more

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Phil Redmond is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Professors from England
Phil Redmond age 68 Phil Redmond CBE is an English television producer and screenwriter from Huyton, Lancashire. He is well known for creating several popular television series such as Grange Hill, Brookside and ...more

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Philip Cohen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Professors from England
Philip Cohen age 72 Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FMedSci is a British researcher, academic and Royal Medal winner. During the 1990s he was Britain's third most cited professor and has been described by Professor Garry ...more

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Philip Wilby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Professors from England
Philip Wilby age 69 Philip Wilby is a British composer. Educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford, he joined the staff at the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in the Department of Music in 1972. ...more

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Raymond St. Leger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Professors from England
Raymond St. Leger age 61 Raymond J. St. Leger is an American mycologist, entomologist and molecular biologist who currently holds the rank of Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Entomology at the ...more

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Raymond Tallis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Professors from England
Raymond Tallis age 72 Raymond C. Tallis F.Med.Sci., FRCP, FRSA is a philosopher, poet, novelist, cultural critic and a retired medical physician and clinical neuroscientist. Specialising in geriatrics, Tallis served ...more

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Hugh Hickling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Professors from England
Hugh Hickling Died at 87 (1920-2007) Reginald Hugh Hickling, known as Hugh Hickling, was a British lawyer, civil servant, law academic, and author, and author of the controversial Internal Security Act of colonial Malaysia. Born in ...more

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Richard Bartle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Professors from England
Richard Bartle age 58 Richard Allan Bartle is a British writer, professor and game researcher, best known for being the co-creator of MUD1 and the author of the seminal Designing Virtual Worlds. He is one of the ...more

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Robert Winston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Professors from England
Robert Winston age 77 Robert Maurice Lipson Winston, Baron Winston FMedSci FRSA FRCP FRCOG FIBiol FREng is a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician.