Ri officers and staff

Key officers and staff of the Royal Institution since 1799.

Secretaries

1799   Samuel Glasse1801   James Peter Auriol1811   John Lewis Guillemard1813   Thomas Harrison1824   John Lewis Guillemard1826   Edmund Robert Daniell1843   John Barlow1860   Henry Bence Jones1873   William Spottiswoode1879   Warren De La Rue1882   William Bowman1885   Frederick Joseph Bramwell1900   William Crookes1913   Alexander Siemens1915   Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills1922   Arthur Keith1926   Robert Robertson1929   Charles Edmund Stanley Phillips1945   Alexander Oliver Rankine1953   Stanley Robson1958   Harold Spencer Jones1960   Harry Edward Hopthrow1968   Maurice Arthur Thorold Rogers1973   James Stuart Porterfield1978   Henry John Valentine Tyrrell1984   Eric Albert Ash1988   Donald Charlton Bradley1993   Kenneth John Packer1998   Robin Jon Hawes Clark2004   Alan Maries

Treasurers

1799   Thomas Bernard1800   John Coxe Hippisley1801   Charles, 8th Lord Kinnaird1806   Scrope Bernard Morland1830   George Duckett1832   William Richard Hamilton1849   William Pole1865   William Spottiswoode1873   George Busk1886   Henry Pollock1889   James Crichton-Browne1926   Arthur Keith1929   Robert Robertson1946   Roland Edgar Slade1952   George Ingle Finch1952   Leslie Herbert Lampitt1955   Willard Edward Schall1966   William Wellclose Davis1971   Ernest Gordon Cox1976   David Paget Thomson1981   Stanley Paul Osmond1986   Rodney C. Wright1991   Granville John Cooper1996   Andrew John Osmond2006   Gwynneth Flower

Senior Administrative Officers

1800–1810   William Savage1810–1846   Joseph Fincher1848–1889   Benjamin Vincent1889–1928   Henry Young1928–1950   Thomas Martin1950–1951   Ralph Cory (acting)1952–1963   Dora Wesley Ashwin1963–1967   Walter Retlaw Westhead1967–1979   David John Miller1979–1989   Alan B Bouldstridge1989–1996   Dennis George Osborne1996–1999   Caroline Graham-Brown1999–2009   Alan Winter

Lecture and Laboratory Assistants (select list)

1801–1803   Friedrich Christian Accum1803–1813   William Payne1807–1812   Edmund Davy1813             Michael Faraday1815–1826   Michael Faraday1820–1825   William Bollaert1826–1832   Thomas John Pearsall1832–1866   Charles Anderson1866–1885   John Cottrell1881–1925   John William Edward Heath1881–1909   Robert N Lennox1887–1902   George Gordon1900–1950   William John Green1948–1986   William Albert Coates1950–1957   Leonard Walden1985–2004   Bipinchandra Hiralal Parmar1987–1997   Bryson Llewellyn Gore2004–2016   Andrew Marmery2017–present Fran Scott

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Keepers of the Library, Collections etc

1803–1823   William Harris1823–1826   John Sturt1826–1835   Samuel Weller Singer1836–1849   William Mason1849–1889   Benjamin Vincent1889–1928   Henry Young1928–1950   Ralph Cory1950–1966   Kenneth Dennis C Vernon1966–1967   Oliver George Weatherhead Stallybrass1967–1973   Jeremy Weston1973–1997   Irena Maria McCabe1998–2019   Frank AJL James

Superintendents of the House

1806   William Harris1813   William Thomas Brande1821   Michael Faraday(acting)1826   Michael Faraday(assistant)1852   Michael Faraday1867   John Tyndall1887   James Dewar1923   William Henry Bragg1942   Henry Hallett Dale1946   Eric Keightley Rideal1950   Edward Neville da Costa Andrade

Directors

1965   William Lawrence Bragg1966   George, Baron Porter of Luddenham1986   David Phillips (acting)1986   John Meurig Thomas1991   Peter Day

Chairs of the Board of Trustees

1984  James Woodham Menter1985  David Paget Thomson1987  Henry John Valentine Tyrrell1989  Stanley Paul Osmond1992  Robert Wilson1993  Margaret Ann Boden1995  Eric Albert Ash1997  David John Giachardi1998  Winston Fletcher2008  David Arculus2009  Adrian de Ferranti2010  Sir Richard Sykes

Chief Executives

2009–2017 Chris Rofe

Presidents

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1799   George Finch, 9th Earl of Winchilsea
1813   George John, 2nd Earl Spencer
1825   Thomas Pelham, 2nd Earl of Chichester
1827   Edward Adolphus Seymour, 11th Duke of Somerset
1842   Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland
1865   Henry Holland
1873   Algernon George Percy, 6th Duke of Northumberland
1899   Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland
1918   Alan Ian Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland
1930   Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy, Baron Percy of Newcastle
1945   Robert John Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh
1948   John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara
1963   Alexander Fleck, 1st Baron Fleck of Saltcoats
1968   William Wellclose Davis (acting)
1969   Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood
1976   His Royal Highness Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick, the Duke of Kent