Oriel and the Regius Chair in History
The Regius Chair of Modern History was first established by royal appointment in 1724, but was not attached to any one college in the University. In 1866, this professorship became attached to Oriel College for the first time, which meant that the Regius Professor of Modern History from that time on was ex officio a member of Oriel.
This is the online version of an exhibition currently on display in the entrance to the Pantin Library to mark 150 years since the Regius Chair in History came to Oriel. You can find out more about each of Oriel's Regius Professors of Modern History by clicking on the links below.