Past Presidents

Sir Roderick Murchison 1854
The Earl of Ellesmere 1853-1855
Admiral Frederick. W. Beechey 1855-1856
Sir Roderick Murchison 1856-1859
Earl de Grey and Ripon 1859-1860
Lord Ashburton 1860-1862
Sir Roderick Murchison 1862-1871
Major-General Sir Henry Rawlinson 1871-1873
Sir Henry Bartle Frere 1873-1874
Major-General Sir Henry Rawlinson 1874-1876
Sir Rutherford Alcock 1876-1878
The Earl of Dufferin 1878-1879
The Earl of Northbrook 1879-1880
Lord Aberdare 1880-1885
The Marquess of Lorne 1885-1886
Lord Aberdare 1886-1887
General Sir Richard Strachey 1887-1889
Sir Grant Duff 1889-1893
Sir Clements Markham 1893-1905
Sir George Goldie 1905-1908
Major Leonard Darwin 1908-1911
Earl Curzon of Kedleston 1911-1914
Douglas Freshfield 1914-1917
Col. Sir Thomas Holdich 1917-1919
Sir Francis Younghusband 1919-1922
The Earl of Ronaldshay 1922-1925
Dr David Hogarth 1925-1927
Sir Charles Close 1927-1930
Admiral Sir William Goodenough 1930-1933
Sir Percy Cox 1933-1936
Professor Henry Balfour 1936-1938
Sir Philip Chetwode 1938-1941
Sir George Clerk 1941-1945
Lord Rennell of Rodd 1945-1948
Sir Harry Lindsay 1948-1951
James M. Wordie 1951-1954
General Sir James Marshall-Cornwall 1954-1958
Lord Nathan 1958-1961
Sir Raymond Priestley 1961-1963
Professor L. Dudley Stamp 1963-1966
Sir Gilbert Laithwaite 1966-1969
Rear Admiral Sir Edmund Irving 1969-1971
Lord Shackleton 1971-1974
Sir Duncan Cumming 1974-1976
Lord Hunt 1976-1980
Professor Michael Wise 1980-1981
Sir Vivian Fuchs 1981-1983
Sir George Bishop 1983-1986
Lord Chorley 1986-1989
Sir Crispin Tickell 1989-1993
Earl Jellicoe 1993-1997
Lord Selborne 1997-2000
Professor Sir Ron Cooke 2000-2003
Sir Neil Cossons 2003 – 2006
Sir Gordon Conway 2006 - 2009
Michael Palin CBE 2009 - 2012
Professor Judith Rees CBE 2012 -