Past Presidents of the Linnean Society

Dr Sandy Knapp (2018–present)
Dr Sandy Knapp (2018–present)
  • 2018– Sandra Knapp
  • 2015–2018 Paul Brakefield
  • 2012–2015 Dianne Edwards
  • 2009–2012 Vaughan R. Southgate
  • 2006–2009 David F. Cutler
  • 2003–2006 Gordon McGregor Reid
  • 2000–2003 Sir David Smith
  • 1997–2000 Sir Ghillean Prance
  • 1994–1997 Brian G. Gardiner
  • 1991–1994 John G. Hawkes
  • 1988–1991 Michael Frederick Claridge
  • 1985–1988 William Gilbert Chaloner
  • 1982–1985 Robert James "Sam" Berry
Prof William T. Stearn (1979–1982)
Prof William T. Stearn (1979–1982)
    • 1979–1982 William T. Stearn
    • 1976–1979 Humphry Greenwood
    • 1973–1976 Irene Manton
    • 1970–1973 Alexander James Edward Cave
    • 1967–1970 Arthur Roy Clapham
    • 1964–1967 Errol White
    • 1961–1964 Thomas Maxwell Harris
    • 1958–1961 Carl Pantin
    • 1955–1958 Hugh Hamshaw Thomas
    • 1952–1955 Robert Beresford Seymour Sewell
    • 1949–1952 Felix Eugen Fritsch
    • 1946–1949 Sir Gavin de Beer
    • 1943–1946 Arthur Disbrowe Cotton
    • 1940–1943 Edward Stuart Russell
    • 1937–1940 John Ramsbottom
    Prof Robert Brown (1849–1853)
    Prof Robert Brown (1849–1853)
    • 1934–1937 William Thomas Calman
    • 1931–1934 Frederick Ernest Weiss
    • 1927–1931 Sidney Frederic Harmer
    • 1923–1927 Alfred Barton Rendle
    • 1919–1923 Arthur Smith Woodward
    • 1916–1919 Sir David Prain
    • 1912–1916 Sir Edward Poulton
    • 1908–1912 Dukinfield Henry Scott
    • 1904–1908 William Abbott Herdman
    • 1900–1904 Sydney Howard Vines
    • 1896–1900 Albert Charles Lewis Gotthilf Günther
    • 1894–1896 Charles Baron Clarke
    • 1890–1894 Charles Stewart
    • 1886–1890 William Carruthers
    • 1881–1886 Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet (later 1st Baron Avebury)
    • 1874–1881 George James Allman
    • 1861–1874 George Bentham
    • 1853–1861 Thomas Bell
    • 1849–1853 Robert Brown
    • 1837–1849 Edward Stanley
    • 1833–1836 Edward St Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset
    • 1828–1833 Edward Smith-Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby
    • 1788–1828 Sir James Edward Smith

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