Past Presidents

YearPresidentYearPresident
1907 Montague Butler 1953 Lord Birkett of Ulverston
1908 Sir Arthur Acland 1954 Charles Morgan
1909 George Saintsbury 1955 W.R. Matthews
1910 Viscount Morley of Blackburn 1956 C.V. Wedgwood
1911 A.C. Bradley 1957 Sir Ernest Gowers
1912 Lady Ritchie 1958 E.M.W. Tilyard
1913 The Earl of Balfour 1959 Sir Maurice Bowra
1914 Sir Sidney Colvine 1960 The Most Rev. A.M. Ramsey
1915 W.P. Ker 1961 Clemence Dane
1916 The Marquess of Crewe 1962 Sir Kenneth Clark
1917 Sir Sidney Lee 1963 Sir Sydney Roberts
1918 Herbert Asquith, The Earl of Oxford and Asquith 1964 Lord Denning
1919 C.H. Herford 1965 Richard Church
1920 Lord Ernle 1966 Viscount Chandos
1922 Sir Edmund Gosse 1967 Edmund Blunden
1923 Viscount Grey of allodon 1968 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1924 John Galsworthy 1969 Dame Rebecca West
1925 The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston 1970 Sir Basil Blackwell
1926 John Bailey 1971 Nevill Coghill
1927 Stanley Baldwin 1972 Jo Grimond
1928 Sir Henry Newbolt 1973 Lord David Cecil
1929 Lord Hewart of Bury 1974 Sir John Hackett
1930 J.W. Mackail 1975 George Steiner
1931 The Most. Rev. Lord Lang Archibishop of Canterbury 1976 John Murray
1932 Oliver Elton 1977 Sir Victor Pritchett
1933 Lord Rennel of Rodd 1978 I.A. Richards
1934 Laurence Binyon 1979 Robert W. Burchfield
1935 Viscount Sankey 1980 John Sparrow
1936 Ernest de Selincourt 1981 Conor Cruise O'Brien
1937 W.R. Inge 1982 Rachel Trickett
1938 Harley Granville-Barker 1983 Derek Brewer
1939 The Most. Rev. William Temple, Archbishop of York 1984 Sir William Rees-Mogg
1940 Sir Edmund Chambers 1985 Bernard Levin
1941 Viscount Samuel 1986 F.T. Prince
1942 G.S. Gordon 1987-1988 Kenneth Muir
1943 Sir Harold Nicholson 1989-1991 Derek Brewer
1944 Frederick S. Boas 1992-1994 Professor Martin Dodsworth
1945 The Most Rev. Cyril F. Garbett, Archbishop of York 1995-1997 Professor Gordon Campbell
1946 Sir Arthur Bryant 1998-2001 Roger Knight
1947 Sir Osbert Sitwell 2001-2004 Martin Blocksidge
1948 Sir Herbert Grierson 2004-2007 Professor Elaine Treharne
1949 L.S. Amery 2007-2010 Professor Peter J. Kitson
1950 Sir Alan Herbert 2010-2013 Professor Maureen Moran
1951 G.M. Trevelyan 2013-2018 Adrian Barlow
1952 A.L.Rowse

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