Previous Principals

Previous Principals of the University of Edinburgh.

  • 1994 Professor Sir Stewart Sutherland
  • 1987 Sir David Smith
  • 1979 Sir John Burnett
  • 1974 Professor Sir Hugh Robson
  • 1965 Sir Michael Swann
  • 1948 Sir Edward Appleton
  • 1944 Sir John Fraser, Bt.
  • 1929 Sir Thomas Holland
  • 1916 Sir James Ewing
  • 1903 Sir William Turner
  • 1885 Sir William Muir
  • 1868 Sir Alexander Grant, Bt.
  • 1859 Sir David Brewster
  • 1840 John Lee
  • 1793 George Husband Baird
  • 1762 William Robertson
  • 1754 John Gowdie
  • 1736 William Wishart, secondus
  • 1732 James Smith
  • 1730 William Hamilton
  • 1716 William Wishart
  • 1703 William Carstares
  • 1690 Gilbert Rule
  • 1685 Alexander Munro
  • 1675 Andrew Cant
  • 1662 William Colvill
  • 1653 Robert Leighton
  • 1623 John Adamson
  • 1622 Robert Boyd
  • 1620 Patrick Sands
  • 1599 Henry Charteris
  • 1586 Robert Rollock, prev. Regent

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