Past Presidents

  • 1843 The Lord Albert Denison Conynham
  • 1850 James Heywood, Esq.
  • 1851 Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart.
  • 1852 His Grace the Duke of Newcastle
  • 1853 Ralph Bernal, Esq. K.T.
  • 1855 The Earl of Perth and Melfont
  • 1857 The Earl of Albemarle
  • 1858 The Marquis of Ailesbury
  • 1859 The Earl of Carnarvon
  • 1860 Beriah Botfield, Esq.
  • 1861 Sir H. Stafford Northcote, Bart., C.B. G.C.S.I.
  • 1862 John Lee, Esq.
  • 1863 R. Monkton Milnes, Esq.
  • 1864 George Tomline, Esq.
  • 1865 The Duke of Cleveland, K.G.
  • 1866 The Rt Hon. the Lord Boston Peterborough
  • 1867 Sir Charles H. Rouse Boughton, Bart.
  • 1868 The Earl Bathurst
  • 1869 The Lord Lytton
  • 1870 ChandosWren Hoskyns, Esq.
  • 1871 Sir William Coles Medlycott, Bart.
  • 1872 The Earl of Dartmouth
  • 1873 The Duke of Norfolk, E.M.
  • 1874 The Most Noble the Marquis of Hertford
  • 1875 Kirkman D. Hudson, Esq.
  • 1876 The Most Noble the Marquis of Hertford
  • 1877 Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart.
  • 1878 The Earl of Hardwicke
  • 1879 The Lord Waveney
  • 1880 The Rt Hon. the Earl Nelson
  • 1881 The Very Revd Lord Alwyne Compton
  • 1882 His Grace the Duke of Somerset, K.G.
  • 1883 The Rt Hon. the Earl of Granville, K.G.
  • 1884 The Rt Revd the Lord Bishop of St David’s
  • 1885 The Duke of Norfolk, K.G., E.M.
  • 1886 The Rt Revd the Lord Bishop of Durham
  • 1887 Sir J. Allanson Picton
  • 1888 The Most Hon. the Marquess of Bute,
  • 1889 The Rt Hon. the Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham
  • 1891 The Most Hon. the Marquess of Ripon, K.G.
  • 1894 The Rt Hon. the Earl of Northbrook,
  • 1895 His Grace the Duke of Sutherland, K.G.
  • 1896 Col. Sir Walter Wilkin
  • 1897 The Rt Hon. the Lord Mosty
  • 1898 The Rt Revd the Lord Bishop of
  • 1899 The Most Hon. the Marquess of Granby
  • 1901 Thomas Hodgkin, Esq.
  • 1902 Lt-Col. Clifford Probyn
  • 1903 R. E. Leader, Esq.
  • 1905 M. J. Sutton, Esq.
  • 1906 Charles E. Keyser, Esq.
  • 1930 Francis Weston, Esq.
  • 1938 A. H. Thompson, Esq.
  • 1944 Miss Rose Graham
  • 1951 Lawrence Tanner, Esq.
  • 1957 John F. Nichols, Esq.
  • 1960 Lord Eric G. M. Fletcher
  • 1963 Sir David M. Wilson
  • 1968 T. S. R. Boase, Esq.
  • 1971 Professor D. E. Strong
  • 1974 Cecil Farthing, Esq.
  • 1977 Professor Peter Lasko
  • 1980 Professor Peter Kidson
  • 1983 Dr Richard D. H. Gem
  • 1989 Laurence Keen, Esq.
  • 2004 Dr Nicola Coldstream
  • 2007 Peter Draper, Esq.
  • 2010 Professor Lindy Grant