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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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By a nice irony--and there's considerable irony in Hesketh's compact and elegant study it was George Macaulay Trevelyan, great-nephew of Lord Macaulay, future Regius Professor and best-selling author, who got the better of his predecessor J.B.
The title of Regius Professor will be given to Professor Graham Hutchings, the director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute in the School of Chemistry.
The title of Regius Professor has been held by notable academics such as Sir Hugh Trevor-Roper and Sir Joseph Lister and is said to be a mark of exceptionally high standards of research and teaching.
The title of Regius Professor will be given to Professor Graham Hutchings, director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) in the School of Chemistry.
The new posts of Regius Professor are University of Manchester - Materials; University of Cardiff - Chemistry; Queen's University Belfast - Electronics & Computer Engineering; University of Glasgow - Precision Medicine; Newcastle University - Ageing; University of Liverpool - Chemistry; Aston University - Pharmacy; University of Warwick - Manufacturing (Engineering); Institute of Cancer Research (University of London) - Cancer Research; Imperial College London - Infectious Disease; University of Southampton - Ocean Sciences; University of Oxford - Mathematics.
Prof Martin Hairer, who became that Regius Professor of Mathematics, was soon after awarded the world's most prestigious mathematics award, the Fields Medal.