Quain Professor

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Quain Professor is the professorship title for certain disciplines at University College London, England. The title is derived from Richard Quain (1800-1887) who became professor of anatomy in 1832 at what was to become UCL. He made a provision in his will to the University that endowed professorships for four subjects; intending that funding gave recognition to his brother, John Richard Quain, as well as his own.

The Burhop prize for Physics, Applied Physics or Mathematics/Physics is also drawn from these funds.[1]

The Quain professorships are of Botany, English language and literature, Jurisprudence, and Physics.




This Chair was established as 'Quain Professor of Comparative Law' in 1984.[2]



  1. ^ 'Money' University College London (website) 2010. burhop
  2. ^ Peter De Cruz, Comparative Law in a Changing World (London: Routledge, 1999), 15. [1]
  3. ^ H. J. Randall, 'Sir John Macdonell and the Study of Comparative Law', Journal of Comparative Legislation and International Law, Third Series, Vol. 12, No. 4 (1930), 191. (188-202)
  4. ^ Negley Harte and John North, The World of UCL: 1828-2004 (London: UCL Press, 2004), 60-61.
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