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Famous Professors from England

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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.

This historic professors from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from England?" These prominent professors of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English professors.

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    BirthplaceSouth Africa

    Adrian Furnham (born 3 February 1953) is a South African-born British organisational and applied psychologist, management expert and Professor of Psychology at University College London. In addition...  more
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    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....  more
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    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Andrew Frederic Wallace-Hadrill, (born 29 July 1951) is a British ancient historian, classical archaeologist, and academic. He is Professor of Roman Studies and Director of Research in the Faculty...  more
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    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Barry Cooper (born 1949) is an English musicologist, composer, organist, Beethoven scholar, and editor of the Beethoven Compendium....  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Bernard Lewis, FBA (31 May 1916 – 19 May 2018) was a British American historian specializing in oriental studies. He was also known as a public intellectual and political commentator. Lewis was the...  more
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    Brendan Neiland

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceLichfield, United Kingdom

    Brendan Neiland (born 23 October 1941 in Lichfield, Staffordshire) is an English artist best known for his paintings of reflections in modern city buildings. In 1992 he was elected into the Royal...  more
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    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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    BirthplaceWellingborough, United Kingdom

    Sir Christopher John Greenwood (born 12 May 1955) is a former British judge at the International Court of Justice, on which he served from 2009 to 2018. Prior to his election, he was professor of...  more
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    Christopher J. Lane (born 1966) is a British-American literary critic and intellectual historian who is currently Professor of English at Northwestern University and, formerly, the university's...  more
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    Daniel Mills

    Age: 55
    Daniel Simon Mills, FRCVS (born 21 Aug 1966) 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...  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    David James Bellamy (born 18 January 1933) is an English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist. He has lived in County Durham since 1960....  more
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    David Cesarani (13 November 1956 – 25 October 2015) was a British historian who specialised in Jewish history, especially the Holocaust. He also wrote several biographies, including Arthur Koestler:...  more
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    BirthplaceKent, United Kingdom

    Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch (; born 31 October 1951) is a British historian and academic, specialising in ecclesiastical history and the history of Christianity. Since 1995, he has been a fellow...  more
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    Douglas Gilmour

    Douglas Gilmour was a lecturer and father of musician David Gilmour....
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    Professor Fidelis Oditah QC SAN (born 1964) is a Nigerian barrister, an authority on insolvency law. He is President of the Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association. Oditah was born in...  more
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    Geoffrey Alderman (born 10 February 1944) 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....  more
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    BirthplaceBromsgrove, United Kingdom

    Sir Geoffrey William Hill, FRSL (18 June 1932 – 30 June 2016) was an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston...  more
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    BirthplaceWheatley, United Kingdom

    Georgina Emma Mary Born, is a British academic, anthropologist and musician. As a musician she is known as Georgie Born and is known for her work in Henry Cow and with Lindsay Cooper....  more
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    Harold Laski

    Dec. at 56 (1893-1950)

    BirthplaceManchester, United Kingdom

    Harold Joseph Laski (30 June 1893 – 24 March 1950) was an English political theorist and economist. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 1945–1946,...  more
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    BirthplaceWisbech, United Kingdom

    Sir Harold Walter Kroto (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner; 7 October 1939 – 30 April 2016), known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl...  more
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    Henry Chadwick

    Dec. at 87 (1920-2008)

    BirthplaceBromley, United Kingdom

    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 Master...  more
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    Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

    Dec. at 89 (1914-2003)

    BirthplaceGlanton, England

    Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, Baron Dacre of Glanton, (15 January 1914 – 26 January 2003), was a British historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany. He was Regius Professor of Modern History at...  more
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    BirthplaceOldham, United Kingdom

    Sir Ian Kershaw (born 29 April 1943) is an English 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...  more
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    Ian Wilmut

    Age: 77

    BirthplaceHampton Lucy, United Kingdom

    Sir Ian Wilmut, OBE FRS FMedSci FRSE (born 7 July 1944) is an English embryologist and Chair of the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He is best known as the...  more
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    BirthplaceMansfield, United Kingdom

    John Bainbridge Webster (1955–2016) was an English Anglican priest and theologian writing in the area of systematic, historical, and moral theology. Born in Mansfield, England, on 20 June 1955, he...  more