Past Presidents

YearPresidentYearPresident
1907 Montague Butler  1952  A.L. Rowse
1908  Sir Arthur Acland  1953  Lord Birkett of Ulverston
1909 George Saintsbury  1954  Charles Morgan
1910 Viscount Morley of Blackburn  1955  W.R. Matthews
1911 A.C. Bradley  1956  C.V. Wedgwood
1912  Lady Ritchie  1957  Sir Ernest Gowers
1913  The Earl of Balfour  1958  E.M.W. Tilyard
1914  Sir Sidney Colvine  1959  Sir Maurice Bowra
1915  W.P. Ker  1960  The Most Rev. A.M. Ramsey
1916  The Marquess of Crewe  1961  Clemence Dane
1917  Sir Sidney Lee  1962  Sir Kenneth Clark
1918  Herbert Asquith, The Earl of Oxford and Asquith  1963  Sir Sydney Roberts
1919  C.H. Herford  1964  Lord Denning
1920 Lord Ernle  1965  Richard Church
1922 Sir Edmund Gosse  1966  Viscount Chandos
1923  Viscount Grey of allodon  1967  Edmund Blunden
1924  John Galsworthy  1968  HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1925 The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston  1969  Dame Rebecca West
1926 John Bailey  1970  Sir Basil Blackwell
1927  Stanley Baldwin  1971  Nevill Coghill
1928  Sir Henry Newbolt  1972  Jo Grimond
1929 Lord Hewart of Bury  1973  Lord David Cecil
1930 J.W. Mackail   1974  Sir John Hackett
1931 The Most. Rev. Lord Lang Archibishop of Canterbury   1975  George Steiner
1932  Oliver Elton   1976  John Murray
1933  Lord Rennel of Rodd   1977  Sir Victor Pritchett
1934  Laurence Binyon   1978  I.A. Richards
1935  Viscount Sankey    1979  Robert W. Burchfield
1936  Ernest de Selincourt    1980  John Sparrow
1937 W.R. Inge   1981  Conor Cruise O'Brien
1938 Harley Granville-Barker   1982  Rachel Trickett
1939 The Most. Rev. William Temple, Archbishop of York   1983  Derek Brewer
1940 Sir Edmund Chambers   1984  Sir William Rees-Mogg
1941  Viscount Samuel   1985  Bernard Levin
1942 G.S. Gordon   1986  F.T. Prince
1943  Sir Harold Nicholson   1987-1988  Kenneth Muir
1944  Frederick S. Boas   1989-1991  Derek Brewer
1945  The Most Rev. Cyril F. Garbett, Archbishop of York    1992-1994  Professor Martin Dodsworth
1946  Sir Arthur Bryant   1995-1997  Professor Gordon Campbell
1947  Sir Osbert Sitwell   1998-2001  Roger Knight
1948  Sir Herbert Grierson    2001-2004  Martin Blocksidge
1949  L.S. Amery   2004-2007  Professor Elaine Treharne
1950 Sir Alan Herbert    2007-2010  Professor Peter J. Kitson
1951 G.M. Trevelyan   2010-2013  Professor Maureen Moran

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