About the University of Leicester

University records

Officers of University College Leicester from its founding in 1921 (as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland University College) to the award of the Royal Charter in 1957.

Visitor

1922-28 The Rt Hon The Lord Haldane, KT, OM, LLD, FRS

1929-57 Professor Gilbert Murray, OM, MA, LLD, DLitt, DCL

President

1922-25 Henry John Brinsley Manners, KG, 8th Duke of Rutland

1925-40 John Henry Montague Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland

1955-57 The Rt Hon The Lord Adrian, OM, MA, MD, DSc, LLD, FRS, FRCP

Chairman of council

1919-39 Sir Jonathan North

1939-45 Astley V Clarke, MA, MD

1945-57 H Percy Gee, CBE, LLD, JP

Principal

1921-31 R F Rattray, MA, PhD

1932-51 F L Attenborough, MA

1952-57 Sir Charles Wilson, MA, LLD

Secretary and Registrar

1920-29 W G Gibbs

1930-46 L M Sear

1947-57 H B Martin, BCom, LLD, FCIS

The University of Leicester, 1957-

The following shows the Officers of the University since its beginnings in 1957:

Chancellors

1957-71 The Rt Hon The Lord Adrian, OM, MA, MD, DSc, LLD, FRS, FRCP

1971-84 Professor Sir Alan Hodgkin, OM, KBE, MA, ScD, MD, DSc, FRS

1984-95 The Lord Porter, OM, FRS, BSc, MA PhD, ScD, FRSC

1995-05 Sir Michael Atiyah, OM, FRS, MA, PhD, DSc

2005-10 Sir Peter Williams, CBE, FRS, FREng

2013-18 The Rt Hon The Lord Grocott

2018-     The Rt Hon The Lord Willetts

Pro-Chancellors

1957-62 H Percy Gee, CBE, LLD, JP

1957-77 Sir Charles Keene, CBE, LLD, JP

1962-81 J N Frears, CBE, MA, LLD, JP

1987-91 Sir Sydney King, OBE, LLD

1978-91 K W Bowder, OBE, LLD

1991-95 D A Walmsley, BA, LLB, LLD

1995-98 Sir Edwin Nixon, CBE, DL, MA, LLD

1996-07 J C Foster, OBE, MA, DipEd

1998-07 Sir Tom McKillop, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, FRSE

2004-08 G N Corah, OBE, DL, CIMgt, FInstD, FRSA

2007-13 RH Bettles, BDS, DDH, LDS, MCD, DDPH

2009-13 P Bateman, BSc

2013-2019 Dr B Towle, DL, CBE, BA, LLD, FRSA

2019- G Dixon, BSc, FCA, MBA

Treasurers

1966-75 M Goldsmith, LLD

1975-80 His Hon Judge H A Skinner, MA, QC

1981-85 R R Thornton, CBE, DL, MA, LLB

1986-95 E Y Whittle, MA, PhD

1995-99 G A Cinderby, IPFA, FCCA

1999-08 M A Chamberlain, OBE, LLD, FCA

2009-13 Dr B E Towle, DL, CBE, BA, LLD, FRSA

2013-18 D Moore, BA

2018-2019 G Dixon, BSc, MBA, FCA

2019- I Johnson BA, FCA

Vice-Chancellors

1957-61 Sir Charles Wilson MA, LLD

1962-76 Sir Fraser Noble, MBE, MA, LLD

1977-87 Sir Maurice Shock, MA, LLD

1987-99 K J R Edwards, BSc, MA, PhD, DSc, LLD

1999-14 Professor Sir Robert Burgess, BA, PhD, AcSS, DL

President and Vice-Chancellor

2014-2019 Professor P Boyle, FBA, FRSE

2019-  Professor N Canagarajah BA, PhD

Provost

2015-17 Professor M Peel, BA, MA, PhD, FASSA, FRHS

Pro-Vice-Chancellors

1957-60 Professor L Hunter, PhD, DSc, FRIC

1960-63 Professor J Simmons, MA, FRHistS, FRSL

1963-66 Professor N Pye, BA

1966-69 Professor R L Goodstein, BA, MSc, DLit, PhD

1969-70 Professor L C Sykes, MA, DPhil

1970-73 Professor R D Peacock, PhD, DSc

1973-76 Professor J K Grodecki, OBE, MA, JP

1976-78 Professor R Davis, BSc (Econ), PhD, FBA

1979-81 Professor H A Jones, CBE, MA

1981-82 Professor G H Martin, CBE, MA, DPhil, FSA, FRHistS

1981-85 Professor J E Spence, BA, BSc (Econ)

1983-87 Professor R D Peacock, PhD, DSc

1985-87 Professor G Bernbaum, BSc (Econ), FRSA

1987-91 Professor A R S Ponter, BSc, MA, PhD, ARCS

1989-93 J Bonner, BSc (Econ), BPhil

1991-95 Professor I M T Davidson, PhD, DSc, CChem, FRSC, FRSA

1993-96 Professor A R S Ponter, MA, BSc, PhD, ARCS

1993-97 Professor R C A White, MA, LLM

1996-98 Professor A G H Blakeley, MA, DPhil, BM, BCh

1997-01 Professor J L Beeby, MA, PhD

1997-01 Professor P S Fearon, BA

2001-02 Professor W A Light, BSc, MA, PhD

1999-03 Professor J H Holloway, OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, CChem, FRSC

2001-03 Professor S M Pearce, MA, PhD, FSA, FMA

2003-04 Professor G W W Barker, PhD, FBA, FSA, MIFA

2003-07 Professor W J Brammar, BSc, PhD

2003-08 Professor J C Fothergill, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, CPhys, FIEE, MInstP, SMIEE

2004-15 Professor M P Thompson, LLB, LLM

2005-09 Professor I Postlethwaite, BSc, MA, PhD, FREng, CEng, FIEE, FInstMC, FIEEE

2007-14 Ms C Fyfe, BA, MA, MBA

2009-11 Professor K C Lee, BA, MSc, PhD, FRSA

2010-15 Professor K Schurer, BA, PhD, AcSS

2016-19 Professor J Scott

2016-18 Professor S Dixon

2016-19 Professor MA Barstow, BA, PhD, CSci, CPhys, FInstP, FRAS

2016-20 Professor I Gillespie

2019-21 Professor G Wynn

2021- Professor P Baker

2021- Dr E Jones

Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Heads of College

2008-13 Professor E Murphy, MA(Hons), MSc, PhD (College of Social Sciences)

2008-13 Professor D Tallack, BA, MA, DPhil (College of Arts, Humanities and Law)

2008-15 Professor D Wynford-Thomas, MB BCh(Hons), FRCPath, DSc, FMEDSci (College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology)

2009-16 Professor MA Barstow, BA, PhD, CSci, CPhys, FInstP, FRAS (College of Science and Engineering)

2013-15 Professor S King, BA, PhD (College of Social Science)

2013-15 Professor M Peel, BA, MA, PhD, FASSA, FRHS (College of Arts, Humanities and Law)

2015-2018 Professor J Coleman, BA, MA,PhD, FHEA, FEA (College of Arts, Humanities and Law)

2015-2021 Professor P Baker (College of Life Sciences)

2016-2020 Professor P Monks, BSc, DPhil (College of Science and Engineering)

2019- Professor Henrietta O'Connor (College of Arts, Humanities and Law)

2020- Professor S Davies (College of Science and Engineering)

2021- Professor T Robinson (College of Life Sciences)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

1970-78 Professor L C Sykes, MA, DPhil

2018- Professor E Burke, FBCS, FDRS, FIMA, CITP

Deans of the Faculties

1957-60 Professor A R Humphreys, MA, AM (Arts)

    Professor N Pye, BA (Science) Professor A G Pool, BSc (Econ), PhD (Social Sciences) Professor J W Tibble, MA, MEd (Education)

1960-62 Professor A J Allaway, MA, JP (Education)

    Professor J D B Miller, MEc (Social Sciences)

1960-63 Professor P H Powell, MA, DrPhil, DLitt (Arts)

    Professor T G Tutin, MA, FLS (Science)

1962-65 Professor I Neustadt, PhD, DrSc (Econ) (Social Sciences)

1963-66 Professor F W J Hemmings, MA, DPhil (Arts)

    Professor H P Moon, MA (Science)

1966-68 E N Pickering, MSc, PhD (Science)

1965-68 H J Dyos, BSc (Econ), PhD (Social Sciences)

1966-69 Professor A Wasserstein, BA, PhD (Arts)

1968-69 Professor C I Savage, MCom (Social Sciences)

1968-70 Professor R D Peacock, PhD, DSc (Science)

1969-72 Professor J Kemp, MA (Arts)

1970-73 Professor A J Meadows, MA, MSc, DPhil (Science)

1969-74 G E Hurd, MA (Social Sciences)

1972-75 Professor G H Martin, CBE, MA, DPhil, FRHistS (Arts)

  • Professor W A Crammond, OBE, MD, FRCPsych, FANZCP, FRACP (Medicine)

1973-76 M A Khan, BSc, PhD (Science)

  • Professor J K Grodecki, OBE, MA, JP (Law)

1975-78 J Hampton, BA, L ès L, Dde l’U (Arts)

1976-79 Professor G D S MacLellan, MA, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FIEE (Science)

1978-81 A K B Evans, BA, PhD, FRHistS, FSA (Arts)

1976-82 Professor D G Barnsley, LLM (Law)

1979-82 Professor R Whittam, BSc, MA, PhD, FRS (Science)

1981-82 Professor H B Willson, MA (Arts)

1974-83 J Bonner, BSc (Econ), PhD (Social Sciences)

1982-84 Professor W Sluckin, BSc(Eng), BSc, PhD, FBPsS (Science)

1982-85 R H Evans, MA, FSA (Arts)

1976-87 Professor E J Griew, MA, LLB (Law)

1984-87 Professor S Trippett, BA, PhD, ScD (Science)

1985-88 T Keefe, MA (Arts)

1975-89 Sir Robert Kilpatrick, CBE, MD, FRCP (Medicine)

1983-89 P L Cottrell, BSc (Econ), PhD (Social Sciences)

1987-89 Professor E A Davis, BSc, MA, PhD (Science)

1987-90 R J H Stone, LLB, LLM (Law)

1989-93 Professor J L Beeby, MA, PhD (Science)

1990-93 Professor R C A White, MA, LLM (Law)

1989-94 C M Price, BSc, PhD (Social Sciences)

1993-95 Professor W J Brammar, BSc, PhD, FRSA (Science)

1993-95 Professor J J Fawcett, LLB, PhD (Law)

1988-96 D T Johnson, MA (Arts)

1996-97 Professor J L Beeby, MA, PhD (Science)

1993-98 Professor M J Galton, MSc, MEd, PhD, FRSA (Education & Continuing Studies)

1997-98 Professor W J Brammar, BSc, PhD, FRSA (Science)

1994-99 Professor D J Pyle, BA, MSc, PhD (Social Sciences)

1995-99 J C Woodliffe, LLB, LLM (Law)

1998-99 Professor J H Holloway, BSc, PhD, DSc, CChem, FRSC (Science)

1990-00 Professor F Harris, CBE, MB, ChB, MMed (Paed), MD, FRCP, FRCP (Ed), FRCPCH, FRSA, FMedSci (Medicine & Biological Sciences)

1996-01 Professor S M Pearce, MA, PhD, FSA, FMA (Arts)

1999-01 Professor W A Light, BSc, MA, PhD (Science)

1999-02 R M Negrine, BA, PhD (Social Sciences)

1999-03 Professor R C A White, MA, LLM, Solicitor of the Supreme Court (Law)

2000-03 Professor W J Brammar, BSc, PhD (Medicine and Biological Sciences)

2001-03 Professor A W Yarrington, BA, PhD, FSA (Arts)

2001-03 Professor J C Fothergill, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, CPhys, FIEE, MInstP, SMIEEE (Science)

1998-05 Professor K R Fogelman, BA, CPsychol, FBPsS (Education and Continuing Studies)

2003-07 Professor C M V Clarkson, BA, LLB, LLM (Law)

2002-09 Professor P M Jackson, BA, PhD, AcSS, FRSA, FCMI (Social Sciences)

2003-09 Professor A R Hillman, BSc, DPhil, CChem, MRSC (Science)

2003-08 Professor E J Shattock, BA, MA, PhD (Arts)

2000-08 Professor I Lauder, MB, BS, FRCPath, FMedSci (Medicine & Biological Sciences)

2007-09 Professor Bonner, LLB, LLM (Law)

2008-09 Professor S J Knell, BSc, PGCert, PhD, FGS, AMA

2008-08 Professor D Wynford-Thomas, MB BCh(hons), FRCPath, DSc, FMED

Role of Dean ceased in 2008 and changed to 'Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College'

Registrars

1957-1973 H B Martin, BCom, LLD, FCIS

1973-1983 M A Baatz, MA, FRSA

1983-1987 J W Walmsley

1987-1993 Professor G Bernbaum, BSc (Econ), FRSA (Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar)

1993-2006 K J Julian, MA (Registrar and Secretary)

2006-2020 D E Hall, BA, (Registrar and Chief Operating Officer)

2020-        Geoff Green (Registrar and Secretary)

Librarians

1957-1961 Rhoda Bennett, MA, FLA

1961-1982 D G F Walker, MA, LLB

1982-1995 B Burch, MA, ALA, FRSA

1995-2002 T D Hobbs, MA, PhD, DipLib, ALA

2002-2013 C Fyfe, BA, MA, MBA

2013-2020 C Taylor BA, Dip Lib, MCLIP

2020-2022 N Donohue BA, MA, PGCAP, SFHEA, MCLIP 

2022- S Williams

Public Orators

1957-60 Professor A R Humphreys, MA, AM

1960-62 Professor J D B Miller, MEc

1962-65 Professor A R Humphreys, MA, AM

1965-68 Professor J Simmons, MA FRHistS, FRSL, FSA

1968-71 Professor A R Humphreys, MA, AM

1971-74 Professor G H Martin, CBE, MA, DPhil, FSA, FRHistS

1971-75 Professor R L Meek, LLM, MA, PhD

1975-77 Professor A J Meadows, MA, MSc, DPhil

1975-78 Professor P A W Collins, MA

1977-79 Professor E J Griew, MA, LLB

1977-80 Professor S Brandon, MD, DPM, DCH, FRCPsych

1980-82 Professor P A W Collins, MA

1981-84 Professor L J Herrmann, MA, FSA

1982-85 Professor A A Dashwood, MA

1984-86 Professor A J Meadows, MA, DPhil, MSc

1985-89 Professor S Brandon, MD, DCH, FRCP, FRCPsych, DPM

1985-91 M A Khan, BSc, PhD, FGS, FRAS

1989-95 D W Pollard, LLB, Chevalier des Palmes Académiques

1995-98 R L Borthwick, BA, PhD (Nottingham)

1991-99 Professor W Forster, OBE, MA (Durham)

1998-01 Professor R C A White, MA (Oxford), LLM (Virginia), Solicitor of the Supreme Court)

1999-02 J C W Boon, MA, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS

2001-04 Professor S A Petersen, MA, PhD

2002-11 S J Gurman, BSc, PhD

2004-16 Professor G R Campbell, MA, DPhil, DLitt, Dr hc, FRHistS

2012-14 Professor S A Petersen, MA, PhD

2015- P R Jenkins, PhD

2015- N P Siesage, JP, MA

2017- Professor G Shipley, MA, DPhil

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