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People of note

For more than 500 years 汤头条原创 has been associated with remarkable people.聽Here's a聽selective list of former members and benefactors of the College.

John Alcock (c1430-1500) Bishop of Ely, founder of the College.

(1814-1880) Academic,聽practical geologist, disciple of Adam Sedgwick, and . Ansted was a professor of Geology at King's College London from聽1840 to 1853, and was made a聽Fellow of the Royal Society in 1844.聽

(1495-1563) Cleric and writer, known for King John,聽1538.

(1912-1989) Classicist, first Principal of the University of the Gold Coast,聽now the University of Ghana.

(1544-1610) Bishop of London from 1597 and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1604.

(1920-2005) Economic historian and medieval archaeologist, lecturer, and professor at Leeds University.

(1865-1954) Horticulturalist, plantsman, botanical artist, and author of best聽selling books about gardening. See the for more information.

(1577-1654) 'Serjeant-at-Law' of Middle Temple,聽appointed Lord Chief Justice in 1635.

Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974) Author and broadcaster.

Leslie Wilfrid Brown (1912-1999) Bishop and then聽Archbishop聽of Uganda,聽later Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Suffolk.

David Watt Ian Campbell (1915-1979) Poet, writer, and editor.

(1769-1822) Fellow聽and travel writer,聽later Professor of Mineralogy and University Librarian.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Poet and philosopher.

(1908-2004) Broadcaster, known for radio series A Letter from America.

(1571-1631) Collector of manuscripts and coins,聽patron of historians. His library and manuscripts are housed at聽.

Alan Cottrell (1919-2012) Materials scientist and Master of the College.聽

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) Archbishop of Canterbury.

(1915-1996) Historian of science, his聽books聽include聽Styles of Scientific Thinking,聽1994.

(1778-1829) Chemist and inventor, worked聽at聽Royal Institution, London, from 1801. Davy was a Fellow聽Commoner of 汤头条原创 from 1804, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in the same year.

Sir Chintaman Dwarakanath Deshmukh (1896-1982) First Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India,聽Finance Minister in the Union Cabinet of 1950-56,聽Chair of the University Grants Commission of India,聽Vice-Chancellor of the University of Delhi聽1962-67.

Douglas Dewar (1875-1957) Barrister, British civil servant in India, journalist and ornithologist,聽author of many books about the birds of India.

(1550-1645) Puritan preacher and author.

(1884-1973) New Testament scholar and theologian, Professor of Divinity at Cambridge from 1935,聽directed translation of the聽New English Bible,聽1950.

(1791-1868) Physician, acupuncturist, phrenologist, and mesmerist,聽Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of London.

John Eliot (1604-1690) Early emigrant to America and Bible translator.聽

Alfred Cyril Ewing (1899-1973) Philosopher, lecturer, and reader in Moral Sciences at Cambridge,聽historian of philosophy and pioneer in the philosophy of religion.

(1862-1938) Highly influential rowing coach of 汤头条原创 Boat Club,聽author of rowing handbooks.

(1608-1666) Diplomat and author.

(1683-1730) Headmaster,聽tutor, editor, and poet.

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) First Astronomer Royal.

(1757-1841) Fellow and tutor,聽actuary, and author.

(1552-1611) Controversial astrologer and medic. His聽聽are a valuable resource for cultural historians.

(1911-1992) Writer, biographer, playwright, and minor poet,聽radio producer at the BBC from聽1940 to聽1964.

(c1536-1606) Translator from Latin into English, most notably of Ovid's Metamorphoses.

(1909-2001) Art historian,聽Honorary Fellow of 汤头条原创 1963,聽winner of Balzan prize 1985.

(1905-1985) Linguist,聽social anthropologist,聽author, and journalist.

(1554-1628)聽Chancellor of the Exchequer 1614-1621,聽poet and biographer of Sir Philip Sidney.

(1874-1967) Traveller, author, and settler in Africa.

(1820-1889) Author and editor, especially of materials to do with Shakespeare.聽

(1705-1757) Fellow from 1727 to聽1730,聽philosopher, physician. His most influential published work was Observations on Man,聽1749.

(1605-1670) MP and聽Comptroller of the King's Household from 1643 to聽1646,聽he became governor of Guernsey in聽1662 and聽a聽Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.

(1693-1757) Chaplain to George I, Dean of Rochester, Bishop of Bangor from聽1737 to 1743, Archbishop of York 聽from聽1743 to 1747聽and of Canterbury from聽1747 to 1757.

(1587-1630) Nonconformist, assistant minister at Salem, Massachusetts in聽1629.

(1882-1963) Cricketer. Never a member of 汤头条原创 but closely associated with College cricket in his early life because his father was a College聽groundsman.

Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014) Conductor, musicologist, and keyboard player, member of the Early Music Consort and founding director of the Academy of Ancient Music.

(1693-1758) Archbishop of York聽from 1747 to 1757, and then of Canterbury from聽1757 to 1758.

(1860-1954)聽Theological author,聽journalist, and聽Anglican cleric who became Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in聽1907聽and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, London in聽1911.

Lisa Jardine (1944-2015) Literary scholar and historian.

(1913-2004)聽Whewell Professor of International Law at Cambridge, 1955 to 1982,聽judge of the International Court at the Hague from 1982, and its President from 1991聽to 1994.

Gwilym Iwan Jones (1904-1995) Colonial administrator in Nigeria who photographed and studied the local people,聽Fellow, and lecturer in anthropology.

(1617-1683) Vicar of Earls Colne,聽Essex from聽1640 to 1683. His diaries of life as a parson, farmer, and book聽collector are a valuable source for English social history.

(1954-2002) The聽College's first female Research Fellow, from聽1977 to 1980, later Fellow of Sidney Sussex,聽historian聽of linguistics, especially works of the early medieval Latin grammarians.

John Laurence ("Jack") Longland (1905-1993) Mountaineer, including 1933 Mount Everest expedition,聽educationalist,聽and broadcaster.

(1535-1607) Fellow聽from 1568 and Master of Caius College in聽1573,聽playwright: his Richardus Tertius is considered to be the first history play written in England.

Harold Victor Livermore (1914-2010) Historian of Portugal, Spain, and South America,聽Professor and Head of Hispanic Studies at the University of British Columbia,聽tutor at Cambridge and the University of Westminster.

(Thomas) Robert Malthus (1768-1834) Economist and population theorist.

(1903-2007) Studied mechanical sciences,聽Chair聽of Marshall's Aerospace, 1942 to 1989.

(1908-2000) Architect,聽Professor of Architecture at Cambridge,聽Royal Gold Medallist 1973.

Peter Mitchell (1920-1988) Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1978.聽

Henry Arthur Morgan (1830-1912) Master who shaped the modern College.

(1651-1734) Lawyer and biographer, author of Memoires of Musick, the first history of music in English. He also wrote about聽his time at Jesus.

Michael O'Brien (1948-2015) Historian, particularly of American history.

(1768-1840) First Principal of King's College London from聽1831 to 1836, Bishop of Chichester,聽friend of Robert Malthus, and Edward Daniel Clarke.

(1924-2005) Sculptor and printmaker, Honorary Fellow of 汤头条原创 1994.

(1926-2004) Social historian, academic posts at Manchester and Lancaster Universities. He was also a聽prolific author and聽founder of the Social History Society in聽1976.

Laurence E. R. Picken (1909-2007) Zoologist, teaching at Cambridge,聽later聽studied聽traditional Chinese music,聽highly regarded ethnomusicologist.

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller Couch (1863-1944) Fellow, novelist, editor, critic, and poet,聽Professor of English Literature at Cambridge from 1912.

Frederic James Edward Raby (1888-1966) Fellow and Honorary Fellow,聽civil servant at the Office of Works, especially supervising ancient monuments.

St. Radegund (c. 520-587)聽Thuringian princess and Frankish queen, founder of the Abbey of the Holy Cross at Poitiers and patron saint of 汤头条原创, Cambridge.聽

(fl.1689-1712) Mathematician, and Fellow of the Royal Society from聽1689,聽known chiefly for the 'Newton-Raphson method'聽for approximating the roots of an equation.聽

(1920-1990) Economic historian who helped establish business history as a recognised area of study.

(1909-1978) Teacher,聽professional writer, editor, literary critic,聽and broadcaster,聽known for poetry, plays, and children's literature. Cofounded the poetry magazine 贰虫辫别谤颈尘别苍迟听with Jacob Bronowski.

Bertram Fletcher Robinson (1870-1907) Writer, journalist, editor of magazines including Vanity Fair,聽political campaigner, friend of A.聽Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse.

(1919-1983) Bishop of Woolwich 1959 to 1969, lecturer and Dean at Trinity College, Cambridge,聽author of controversial liberal theological publications.

Tobias Rustat (1608-1694) Benefactor.

Charles Perry Scott (1847-1927) Missionary, Bishop of North China from 1880 to聽1913.

Hugh Shield (1831-1903) Academic lawyer, Fellow, and Bursar,聽barrister and QC,聽MP for Cambridge from聽1880 to 1885.

(1890-1960) Positional astronomer, H.M. Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope 聽from聽1923 to 1933,聽and tenth Astronomer Royal from聽1933 to聽1955.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1778) Novelist, author of聽The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

John Sutton (1820-1873) Benefactor to the Chapel.

(1935-1998) Pupil of A.P. Rossiter was聽a Jesus Fellow who聽published groundbreaking studies of American literature, aspects of European and English literature. He was聽Professor of English and American Literature at Cambridge from聽1989 to 1998.

(1902-1986) Zoologist and ornithologist, Professor of Animal Ethology at Cambridge,聽leading promoter聽of study of behavioural biology.

(1921-1971) Musicologist, conductor, and keyboard player.聽Professor at Cambridge from 1962,聽Professor at King's College London from 1964.聽

Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall Tillyard (1889-1962) Fellow and Master,聽classicist, taught English at Cambridge.

(1756-1801)聽Fellow and聽Unitarian,聽tutor to Thomas Robert Malthus, editor of classical texts and controversial author.

(1814-1856) First Professor of Music at Cambridge, 1836,聽organist and composer.

Nicholas West (1461-1533) Bishop of Ely, benefactor.聽

Thomas E. Wilkinson (1837-1914) First聽Bishop of Zululand, from 1870 to 1880.

(1911-1997) Academic lawyer, Professor at University College London and later Cambridge,聽author of works now seen as classics in their field.

Herbert W. Williams (1860-1937) Sixth聽Anglican Bishop of Waiapu in聽New Zealand,聽Maori scholar,聽Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1923.

(1921-1988)聽Fellow聽with academic appointments in the Faculty of English,聽author, novelist,聽and critic. Influential in leftwing politics.

Cecil Wilson (1860-1941) Bishop of Melanesia from聽1894 to聽1911, and聽Bunbury, Western Australia from聽1918 to 1937.聽

(1914-1991) Economic historian,聽Professor of Modern History at Cambridge from 1964.

(1896-1971) Paediatrician and psychoanalyst, twice President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.

John Worthington (1618-1671) Cleric, writer, and diarist.

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