List of Chancellors of University of London

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Hi, my younger sister wants to know about the list of Chancellors of University of London, actually she is an under graduate student of history and her teacher assigned a task to collect the information about  the Chancellors of University of London,please provide some information, thanks.

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     The Chancellor is that responsible person in the university who is the official Head of the University. The position is largely ceremonial and involves undertaking a great selection of engagements at the Colleges and Institutes of the University. The present Chancellor is Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. She is the 10th person to enjoy the post since the University’s foundation and has done so since 1981. Recently the University of London has over 50,000 students studying in 180 different countries with the University of London International Programs. The list of other previous Chancellors of University of London are mentioned below:

    • 1836–56 Sir William Cavendish , 2nd Earl of Burlington (later 7th Duke of Devonshire)

    • 1856–91 Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl of Granville  

    • 1891–93 Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

    • 1893–99 Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell

    • 1899–1902 John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley

    • 1902–29 Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery & 1st Earl of Midlothian

    • 1929–31 William Lygon, 7th Earl of Beauchamp

    • 1932–55 Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone

    • 1955–80 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

    • 1981– Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

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