Professors and Speakers

Gresham College has a consistent set of eight professors that give free lectures every year. We also have visiting professors and guest speakers giving up to five lectures a week.

Gresham Professor of Astronomy

Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Professor Carolin Crawford is one of Britain's foremost science communicators...

Gresham Professor of Commerce

Douglas McWilliams is chief executive and founder of Cebr, one of the UK’s leading specialist economics consultancies.

Professor McWilliams has had a career specialising in economic...

Gresham Professor of Divinity

Lord Plant has been Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King’s College London since 2002 and he has been a Member of the House of Lords since 1992.

Prior to his...

Gresham Professor of Geometry

Raymond Flood has spent most of his academic life promoting mathematics and computing to adult audiences, mainly through his position as University Lecturer at Oxford University, in the Continuing...

Gresham Professor of Law

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC has practised as a barrister since 1971.  He worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia – the ICTY – between 1998 and 2006 and led the...

Gresham Professor of Music

Christopher Hogwood CBE is a world-renowned conductor, keyboard player, musicologist, writer, editor and broadcaster.  Having been the director of the Academy of Ancient Music for over thirty...

Gresham Professor of Physic

Professor William Ayliffe is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Lister Hospital in London.  As well as being a practising clinician and teacher, he also continues to carry out clinical...

Gresham Professor of Rhetoric

Belinda Jack is Fellow and Tutor in French at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She features regularly in the press and media thanks to the popularity and insight of her published works,...

Visiting Professor of Computing Mathematics

Professor Tony Mann has taught mathematics and computing at the University of Greenwich for over twenty years. He was President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics from 2008 to...

Visiting Professor of History

Professor Jane Caplan is Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London, and Emeritus Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She is a world-renowned historian specialising in...

Visiting Professor of History of Art

Professor Lynda Nead is the Pevsner Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. Her work focuses on the history of British art whilst she also maintains an interest in more...

Visiting Professor of Psychology

Glenn D. Wilson is one of Britain's best-known psychologists. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes and has published more than 150 scientific articles and 33 books. He is an...

Visiting Professor of the Built Environment

Dr Simon Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster on television and radio and is the Chief Executive of English Heritage, the Government's principal advisor on the...