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Regius professor

Brit a person appointed by the Crown to a university chair founded by a royal patron
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The Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Chloe Smith, and the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, today invited universities to apply for the title of Regius Professor to be bestowed on an outstanding position within their institution.
William Osler (1849-1919) was the foremost physician of his time, whose remarkable journey encompassed three nations with professorships at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, and finally Oxford University, where he was Regius Professor of Medicine (Figure 2).
Regius professor of theology at University of Cambridge 1549-51.
Professor of theology at Strasbourg Academy 1542-47; regius professor of theology at Christ Church, Oxford, 1548-53; professor of theology at Strasbourg Academy 1553-56; then professor of Hebrew at Zurich Academy 1556-62.