The **Regius Professorship of Mathematics** is the name given to three chairs in mathematics at British universities, one at the University of St Andrews, founded by Charles II in 1668,^{[1]} the second one at the University of Warwick, founded in 2013 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II^{[2]}^{[3]} and the third one at the University of Oxford, founded in 2016.^{[4]}

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## University of St Andrews (1668)

From 1997 to 2015 there was no Regius Professor of Mathematics. In April 2013^{[5]} the post was advertised, and in 2015 Igor Rivin was appointed. He was succeeded by Kenneth Falconer in 2017.

### List of Regius Professors of Mathematics

The following list may be incomplete.

- 1668–1674 James Gregory
^{[6]} - 1674–1688 William Sanders
^{[7]} - 1689–1690 James Fenton
^{[7]} - 1690–1707 vacant
^{[7]} - 1707–1739 Charles Gregory
^{[7]} - 1739–1765 David Gregory
^{[8]} - 1765–1807 Nicolas Vilant
^{[8]} - 1807–1809 vacant
^{[9]} - 1809–1820 Robert Haldane
^{[10]} - 1820–1858 Thomas Duncan
^{[11]} - 1857–1858 John Couch Adams
^{[12]} - 1859–1877 William L F Fischer
^{[13]} - 1877–1879 George Chrystal
^{[13]} - 1879–1921 Peter Redford Scott Lang
^{[14]} - 1921–1950 Herbert Westren Turnbull
^{[15]} - 1950–1969 Edward Thomas Copson
^{[16]} - 1970–1997 John Mackintosh Howie
^{[17]} - 1997–2015 vacant
- 2015–2017 Igor Rivin
^{[18]} - 2017–present Kenneth Falconer
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## University of Warwick (2013)

The creation of the post of the Regius Professor of Mathematics was announced in January 2013,^{[2]}^{[3]} in March 2014 Martin Hairer was appointed to the position.

## University of Oxford (2016)

The creation of the post of the Regius Professor of Mathematics was announced in June 2016.^{[4]} Andrew Wiles was appointed as the first holder of the chair in May 2018.^{[20]}

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^{a}^{b}*Scotland in 1883 and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society*, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24 **^**"Chairs and Professors of Universities in the United Kingdom".*Who's Who Year-book for 1908*. p. 138.**^***Herbert Westren Turnbull*, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, retrieved 2009-03-24**^***E T Copson appointed Regius professor at St Andrews*, University of St Andrews, 1950, retrieved 2009-03-24**^***London Gazette announcement of Howie's appointment***^**"New Regius and Gregory Professors appointed". University of St Andrews. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2016.**^***London Gazette announcement of Falconer's appointment***^**University of Oxford, Sir Andrew Wiles appointed first Regius Professor of Mathematics at Oxford, 31 May 2018