Presidents 1853-2013

The Society has had many illustrious individuals from photography as its President. The complete list of Presidents from its formation in 1853 is given below.

1853-1855

Sir Charles Eastlake

1855-1869

Sir Frederick Pollock

1869-1874

James Glaisher                 

1874-1875

John Spiller

1875-1892

James Glaisher  

1892-1894

Sir W de W Abney

1894-1896

Sir Henry Trueman Wood

1896-1896

Sir W de W Abney

1897-1900

The Earl of Crawford

1900-1903

Thomas R Dallmeyer

1903-1905

Sir W de W Abney

1905-1907

J Waterhouse

1907-1910

J C S Mummery

1910-1912

Lord Redesdale

1912-1914

Chapman Jones

1914-1916

J Furley Lewis

1916-1918

John H Gear

1918-1920

C Atkin Swan

1920-1922

G H Rodman

1922-1923

W L F Wastell

1923-1925

J Dudley Johnston

1925-1927

Thomas H B Scott

1927-1929

F F Renwick

1929-1931

J Dudley Johnston

1931-1933

Olaf F Bloch

1933-1935

A J Bull

1935-1935

Robert Chalmers

1936-1938

Douglas A Spencer

1938-1940

Edmund A Robins

1940-1942

F J Mortimer

1942-1944

D McMaster

1944-1946

Harry Baines

1946-1948

F J Tritton

1948-1950

Percy W Harris

1950-1951

L V Chilton

1951-1953

I D Wratten

1953-1955

Bertram Sinkinson

1955-1956

H Baines

1956-1958

A L M Sowerby

1958-1960

Professor Margaret F Harker

1960-1962

J E P Bardsley

1962-1964

Victor Gallafent

1964-1966

H D J Cole

1966-1968

G W G Maclennan

1968-1970

Tony Axford

1970-1972

Reggie Mason

1972-1974

Peter Wilkinson

1974-1976

Vernon G W Harrison

1976-1978

Derrick Knight

1978-1980

Sir George Pollock

1980-1982

Leslie Bowcock

1982-1984

Chris Roberts

1984-1986

Heather Angel

1986-1988

Arthur Downes

1988-1990

Brian Bower

1990-1992

Michael Austin

1992-1994

Edwin Appleton

1994-1996

Robert Moore

1996-1998

John Birkett

1998-2001

Professor Raymond Clark

2001-2003

John Page

2003-2005

Roger Reynolds

2005-2007

Professor Ralph Jacobson

2007-2009

Dr Barry Senior

2009-2011

Rosemary Wilman

2011-2013

Roy Robertson

2013-

Derek C Birch