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Professor James Moriarty

Professor Moriarty is "the Napoleon of crime," according to fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Though he appears in only two of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories about Holmes -- The Final Problem (189…

Norrisian Professor

A Professor of Divinity in Cambridge University. This professorship was founded in 1760 by John Norris, Esq., of Whitton in Norfolk. The four divinity professors are Lady Margaret's Profess…

Math Professor

Alexander Leibman What is your professional title? Assistant Professor at a Mathematics Department Tell us about your work-what…

Disney Professor

The Professor of Archaeology in the University of Cambridge. This chair was founded in 1851 by John Disney, Esq., of the Hyde, Ingatestone. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

Downing Professor

The Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. This chair was founded in 1800 by Sir George Downing, Bart. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, …

Jacksonian Professor

The professor of natural and experimental philosophy in the University of Cambridge. This professorship was founded in 1783 by the Rev. Richard Jackson. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and F…

Lowndean Professor

(Cambridge University). A professor of astronomy (and geometry); the chair founded by Thomas Lowndes, Esq., in 1749. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LoyLowla…

Lucasian Professor

A professor of mathematics in the University of Cambridge. This professorship was founded in 1663 by Henry Lucas, Esq, M.P. for the University. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. …

Regius Professor

One who holds in an English university a professorship founded by Henry VIII. Each of the five Regius Professors of Cambridge receives a royally-endowed stipend of about 40. In the universi…

Woodwardian Professor

The professor of geology in the University of Cambridge. This professorship was founded in 1727 by Dr. Woodward. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fab…