Chairs and Presidents of our predecessor organisations

The College existed in several different forms prior to becoming the RCPsych. Here are their Presidents and Chairs.

The Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane

There was no permanent Presidency before 1854. A Chairman was elected for each meeting and sometimes for each session and these are listed below. There were no meetings in the years that are not listed.

1841 – Andrew Blake, Nottingham General Asylum

1841 - Andrew Blake

1842 – ED de Vitré, Lancaster Asylum

1842 - Edward Dennis

1843 – John Conolly, Hanwell Asylum; AJ Sutherland, St Luke’s Hospital and Alexander Morison, London

1843 - John Conolly

1844 – J Thurnam, The Retreat and J Alderson, York Asylum

1844 - John Thurnam

1847 – FT Wintle, Warneford Hospital and William Ley, Littlemore Asylum

1847 - Frederick Thomas Wintle

1851 – John Conolly, Hanwell Asylum

1843 - John Conolly

1852 – FT Wintle, Warneford Hospital

1847 - Frederick Thomas Wintle

1854 – AJ Sutherland, St Luke’s Hospital, London

1854 - A J Sutherland

1855 – J Thurnam, Wilts County Asylum, Devizes

1844 - John Thurnam

1856 – J Hitchman, Derby County Asylum

1856 - J Hitchman

1857 – Forbes Winslow, Sussex House, Hammersmith

1857 - Forbes Winslow

1858 – John Conolly, Hanwell

1843 - John Conolly

1859 – Charles Hastings, Worcester

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1860 – JC Bucknill, Devon County Asylum, Exeter

1860 - J C Bucknill

1861 – Joseph Lalor, Richmond Asylum, Dublin

1861 - Joseph Lalor

1862 – John Kirkman, Suffolk County Asylum, Melton

1862 - John Kirkman

1863 – David Skae, Royal Asylum, Edinburgh

1863 - David Skae

1864 – Henry Monro, Brooke House, Clapton

1864 - Henry Monro

1865 – William Wood, Kensington House

1865 - W Wood

Presidents of the Medico-Psychological Association

1866 – WAF Browne, Commissioner in Lunacy for Scotland; formerly Crichton Royal, Dumfries

1866 - W A F Browne

1867 – CA Lockhart Robertson, Sussex County Asylum, Haywards Heath

1867 - C Lockhart Robertson

1868 – WHO Sankey, Sandywell Park, Cheltenham

1868 - W H O Sankey

1869 – T Laycock, Edinburgh University

1869 - T Laycock

1870 – Robert Boyd, Somerset County Asylum, Wells

1870 - Robert Boyd

1871 – Henry Maudsley, The Lawn, Hanwell

1871 - Henry Maudsley

1872 – James Coxe, Commissioner in Lunacy for Scotland

1872 - James Coxe

1873 – Harrington Tuke, The Manor House, Chiswick

1873 - T Harrington Tuke

1874 – TL Rogers, Rainhill Asylum

1874 - Thomas Lawes Rogers

1875 – JF Duncan, Dublin

1875 - James F Duncan

1876 – WH Parsey, Warwick County Asylum

1876 - William H Parsey

1877 – G Fielding Blandford, London

1877 - G Fielding Blandford

1878 – J Crichton-Browne, Lord Chancellor’s Visitor in Lunacy, formerly West Riding Asylum, Wakefield

1878 - J Crichton Browne

1879 – JA Lush, Fisherton House, Salisbury

1879 - J A Lush

1880 – GW Mould, Royal Asylum, Cheadle

1880 - George W Mould

1881 – D Hack Tuke, London

1881 - D Hack Tuke

1882 – WT Gairdner, Glasgow University

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1883 – W Orange, State Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Broadmoor

1883 - W Orange

1884 – Henry Rayner, Hanwell Asylum

1884 - H Rayner

1885 – JA Eames, District Asylum, Cork

1885 - J A Eames

1886 – Geo H Savage, Bethlem Royal Hospital

1886 - Geo H Savage

1887 – Frederick Needham, Barnwood House, Gloucester

1887 - Frederick Needham

1888 – Thomas Clouston, Royal Asylum, Edinburgh

1888 - H S Clouston

1889 – H Hayes Newington, Ticehurst House

1889 - H Hayes Newington

1890 – David Yellowlees, Royal Asylum, Glasgow

1890 - D Yellowlees

1891 – EB Whitcombe, City Asylum, Birmingham

1891 - Edmund Bancks Whitecombe

1892 – Robert Baker, The Retreat, York

1892 - Robert Baker

1893 – J Murray Lindsay, Derby County Asylum

1893 - J Murray Lindsay

1894 – Conolly Norman, Richmond Asylum, Dublin

1894 - Conolly Norman

1895 – David Nicolson, State Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Broadmoor 

1895 - David Nicolson

1896 – William Julius Mickle, Grove Hall, Bow

1896 - W Julius Mickle

1897 – Thomas W McDowall, Northumberland Asylum, Morpeth

1897 - T W McDowall

1898 – AR Urquhart, James Murray’s Royal Asylum, Perth

1898 - A R Urquhart

1899 – JB Spence, Burntwood Asylum, Lichfield

1899 - James Beveridge

1900 – Fletcher Beach, London, formerly Darenth Institution, Dartford

1900 - Fletcher Beach

1901 – Oscar T Woods, District Asylum, Cork

1901 - Oscar Woods

1902 – J Wiglesworth, Rainhill Asylum

1902 - J Wiglesworth

1903 – Ernest W White, City of London Asylum, Stone

1903 - Ernest W White

1904 – R Percy Smith, London

1904 - R Percy Smith

1905 – T Outterson Wood, London

1905 - T Outterson Wood

1906 – Robert Armstrong-Jones, Claybury Asylum, Essex

1906 - Robert Jones

1907 – PW MacDonald, Dorchester County Asylum

1907 - P W Mac Donald

1908 – CA Mercier, Flower House, Catford

1908 - Chas A Mercier

1909 – W Bevan Lewis, West Riding Asylum, Wakefield

1910 – Sir John Macpherson, Commissioner in Lunacy for Scotland

1911 – Wm R Dawson, Inspector of Lunatic Asylums, Dublin

1912 – J Greig Soutar, Barnwood House, Gloucester

1913 – James Chambers, The Priory, Roehampton

1914–1918 – David G. Thomson, Norfolk County Asylum, Thorpe

1918 – John Keay, Bangour Village 1919 Bedford Pierce, The Retreat, York

1920 – William F Menzies, Cheddleton Mental Hospital, Leek

1921 – Sir Hubert Bond, Commissioner, Board of Control; formerly Long Grove Asylum

1922 – GM Robertson, Royal Mental Hospital, Edinburgh

1923 – Edwin Goodall, Cardiff City Mental Hospital

1924 – Michael J Nolan, Downpatrick Asylum

1925 – Sir Frederick W Mott, Birmingham University

1926 – John R Lord, Horton Hospital, Epsom

1927 – Hamilton Marr, Commissioner, General Board of Control for Scotland

1928 – J Shaw Bolton, West Riding Mental Hospital, Wakefield

1929 – Nathan Raw, Lord Chancellor’s Visitor in Lunacy

1930 – T Saxty Good, Oxford Mental Hospital, Littlemore

1931 – RR Leeper, St Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin

1932 – RB Campbell, Stirling District Mental Hospital, Larbert

1933 – Frank Douglas Turner, Royal Eastern Counties Institution, Colchester

1934 – Daniel F Rambaut, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton

1935 – Reginald Worth, Springfield Mental Hospital, London

1936 – M Abdy Collins, Canterbury; formerly Kent County Mental Hospital, Chartham

1937 – Douglas McRae, Glengall Hospital, Ayr

1938 – John Rutherford Gilmour, Scalebor Park, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire

1939 – A Helen A Boyle, Lady Chichester Hospital, Hove, Sussex

1940–1944 – Thomas Chivers Graves, Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham

1944–1945 – AAW Petrie, Banstead Hospital

1946 – Sir David Henderson, Royal Mental Hospital, Edinburgh

1947 – W Gordon Masefield, Eastbourne; formerly Brentwood Mental Hospital

1948 – W Rees Thomas, Senior Commissioner, Board of Control

1949 – J Ivison Russell, Clifton Hospital, York

1950 – KK Drury, Carlton Hayes Hospital, Leicester

1951 – PK McCowan, Crichton Royal, Dumfries

1952 – Thomas Tennent, St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton

1953 – GWTH Fleming, Barnwood House, Gloucester

1954 – Noel G Harris, St Luke’s-Woodside, London

1955 – John Dunne, Grangegorman Hospital, Dublin

1956 – T Percy Rees, Warlingham Park Hospital, Surrey

1957 – RW Armstrong, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford

1958 – LC Cook, Bexley Hospital, Dartford Heath, Kent

1959 – Angus MacNiven, Glasgow Royal Mental Hospital, Gartnavel

1960 – Alexander Walk, Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsden, Surrey

1961 – William McCartan, Northern Ireland; formerly St Francis and Hurstwood Park Hospitals, Haywards Heath, Sussex

1962 – Isabel GH Wilson, former Senior Commissioner, Board of Control

1963 – Desmond Curran, St George’s Hospital, London

1964 – Ian Skottowe Winchester; formerly The Warneford Hospital, Oxford

1965 – T Ferguson Rodger, University of Glasgow

1966 – Erwin Stengel, University of Sheffield

1967 – HV Dicks, Tavistock Clinic, London

1968 – Francis Pilkington, Moorhaven Hospital, Ivybridge, South Devon

1969–1971 – Martin Cuthbert, St Luke’s Hospital, Middlesbrough

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