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Camden Chair in Ancient History

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Camden Chair in Ancient History

The Camden Professorship of Ancient History at the University of Oxford was established in 1622 by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms, and endowed with the income of the manor of Bexley. The Chair has been attached to Brasenose College since 1877. The chair is the oldest Professorship in History in England, and has been Oxford's Chair of specifically Roman History since 1910.

The holders of the Chair since its foundation are the following:

  1. Degory Wheare 1622–1647
  2. Robert Waryng 1647–1648
  3. Lewis du Moulin 1648–1660
  4. John Lamphire 1660–1688
  5. Henry Dodwell 1688–1691
  6. Charles Aldworth 1691–1720
  7. Sedgwick Harrison 1720–1727
  8. Richard Frewin 1727–1761
  9. John Warneford 1761–1773
  10. William Scott (later Lord Stowell) 1773–1785
  11. Thomas Warton 1785–1790
  12. Thomas Winstanley 1790–1823
  13. Peter Elmsley 1823–1825
  14. Edward Cardwell 1825–1861
  15. George Rawlinson 1861–1889
  16. Henry Francis Pelham 1889–1907
  17. Francis John Haverfield 1907–1919
  18. Henry Stuart Jones 1920–1927
  19. John Anderson 1927–1936
  20. Hugh Last 1936–1949
  21. Ronald Syme 1949–1970
  22. Peter Brunt 1970–1982
  23. Fergus Millar 1984–2002
  24. Alan Bowman[1] 2002-2010
  25. Nicholas Purcell 2011-


  • The Historical Register of the University of Oxford, 1220–1900. OUP
  • The Foundation and History of the Camden Chair: lecture by Prof H Stuart Jones, 1922
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