Oxford Professors of Poetry

Dates
Poet
1708 Joseph Trapp
1718 Thomas Warton (the elder)
1728 Joseph Spence
1738 John Whitfield
1741 Robert Lowth
1751 William Hawkins
1757 Thomas Warton (the younger)
1766 Benjamin Wheller
1776 John Randolph
1783 Robert Holmes
1793 James Hurdis
1802 Edward Copleston
1812 John Josius Conybeare
1821 Henry Hart Milman
1831 John Keble
1842 James Garbet
1852 Thomas Legh Claughton
1857 Matthew Arnold
1867 Sir Francis Hastings Doyle
1877 John Campbell Shairp
1885 Francis Turner Palgrave
1895 William John Courthope
1901 Andrew Cecil Bradley
1906 John William Mackail
1911 Thomas Herbert Warren
1916 Suspended due to war
1920 William Paton Ker
1923 Heathcote William Garrod
1928 Ernest de Selincourt
1933 George Stuart Gordon
1938 Adam Fox
1943 Suspended due to war
1946 Maurice Bowra
1951 Cecil Day Lewis
1956 Wystan Hugh Auden
1961 Robert von Ranke Graves
1966 Edmund Charles Blunden
1968 Roy Fuller
1974 John Wain
1979 Henry John Franklin Jones
1984 Peter Levi
1989 Seamus Heaney
1994 James Fenton
1999 Paul Muldoon
2004 Christopher Ricks
2009 Ruth Padel (resigned)
2010 Geoffrey Hill
2015 Simon Armitage
 

 


 

 

 
 
 
 

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