Science Quiz / Presidents of the Royal Society

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Can you name the Presidents of the Royal Society?

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YearsPresidentProfession
1662-1677Mathematician
1677-1680Civil Servant & Politician
1680–1682Architect
1682–1683Lawyer
1683–1684Lawyer and politician
1684–1686Naval administrator, diarist and Member of Parliament
1686–1689Politician
1689–1690Politician
1690–1695Diplomat
1695–1698Poet and statesman
1698–1703Jurist and statesman
1703–1727Physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theologian
1727–1741Physician and collector
1741–1752Antiquarian
1752–1764Astronomer
1764–1768Astronomer and representative peer
1768-1768Legal reporter
1768–1772Politician and antiquarian
1772-1772Legal reporter
1772–1778Physician
1778–1820Naturalist and botanist
YearsPresidentProfession
1820-1820Chemist
1820–1827Chemist and inventor
1827–1830 Engineer, author and politician
1830–1838Sixth son of George III of the United Kingdom
1838–1848Nobleman
1848–1854Astronomer
1854–1858 Astronomer
1858–1861Physiologist and surgeon
1861–1871 Astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist and explorer
1871–1873Mathematician and astronomer
1873–1878Botanist and explorer
1878–1883 Mathematician and physicist
1883–1885Biologist
1885–1890Mathematician and physicist
1890–1895 Mathematical physicist
1895–1900Surgeon
1900–1905Astronomer
1905–1908Physicist
1908–1913Geologist and writer
1913–1915Chemist and physicist
1915–1920Physicist
YearsPresidentProfession
1920–1925Neurophysiologist, histologist, bacteriologist, and pathologist
1925–1930Physicist and chemist
1930–1935Biophysicist
1935–1940Physicist, chemist and mathematician
1940–1945Pharmacologist and physiologist
1945–1950Organic chemist
1950–1955 Electrophysiologist
1955–1960Physical chemist
1960–1965Pharmacologist and pathologist
1965–1970Physicist
1970–1975Physiologist and Biophysicist
1975–1980Biochemist
1980–1985Physiologist and biophysicist
1985–1990Chemist
1990–1995Mathematician
1995–2000Chemist and biophysicist
2000–2005Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government
2005–2010Cosmologist and astrophysicist
2010–2015Geneticist and cell biologist
2015-presentBiophysicist

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