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Honorary Fellows

This page provides a list of the Honorary Fellows of the RCOG. Honorary Fellows are distinguished people elected by the RCOG Council. 

Year

Honorary Fellows

1931
  • Paul Bar, France
  • Elis Essen-Moller, Sweden
  • The Rt Hon Lord Riddell, United Kingdom
  • John Whitridge Williams, USA 
1932
  • William Phillips Graves, USA
  • Sir Robert Bart Jones, United Kingdom
1934
  • Archibald Donald, United Kingdom
  • Sir William Josiah Smylie, Republic of Ireland
1936
  • Naguib Pasha Mahfouz, Egypt
1937
  • George Gray Ward, USA
1939
  • Walter William Chipman, Canada
1943
  • Sir William Wilson Jameson, United Kingdom
1944
  • Joseph Barcroft, United Kingdom
  • Ernest Hastings Tweedy, Republic of Ireland
1946
  • Victor Bonney, United Kingdom
1947
  • John Martin Munro Kerr, United Kingdom
  • Charles Gibson Lowry, United Kingdom
  • Sir Ewen John MacLean, United Kingdom
  • Sir William Fletcher Shaw, United Kingdom
  • Field-Marshal Rt Hon Jan Christiaan Smuts, South Africa
1948
  • Emil Novak, USA
1949
  • HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
  • Sir Henry Hallett Dale, United Kingdom
  • Ernst James Heyman, Sweden
1950
  • George William Kosmak, USA
1951
  • *HM The Queen
1952
  • HRH The Princess Royal
1954
  • Doris Clifton Gordon, New Zealand
  • Joe Vincent Meigs, USA
  • The Rt Hon Lord Simonds, United Kingdom
1955
  • George Washington Corner, USA
  • Rt Hon Vincent Massey, Canada
1956
  • The Rt Hon, The Viscount Nuffield, United Kingdom
  • Lieutenant-General The Lord Weeks, United Kingdom
1957
  • Sir Russell Bart Brain, United Kingdom
  • Isidor Clinton Rubin, USA
1961
  • The Rt Hon Robert Gordon Menzies, Australia
1962
  • Sir Hector Hetherington, United Kingom
  • Howard Canning Taylor, USA
1963
  • Sir Howard Walter Florey, United Kingdom
1964
  • The Rt Hon Lord Cohen of Birkenhead, United Kingdom
  • Gilbert Edgar, United Kingdom
  • *Jehan Shah Saleh, Iran 1966
1966
  • HRH The Princess Margaret
1968
  • The Rt Hon Viscount Weir, United Kingdom
  • The Rt Hon Lord Casey, Australia
1969
  • *HRH The Princess Alexandra
  • The Rt Hon Lord Porritt, GCMG, GCVO, CBE, United Kingdom
1970
  • Margaret Black, United Kingdom
1973
  • *Leonard Alec Bailey, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Henry Markland, United Kingdom
  • Professor Sir Robert MacIntosh, United Kingdom
1976
  • Benjamin Harry Sheares, Singapore
1978
  • The Rt Hon Lord Shawcross, GBE, United Kingdom
1979
  • *HRH The Princess Royal
1982
  • Ian Donald, United Kingdom
1983
  • Sir Douglas Black, United Kingdom
1984
  • *Chiew Seng Oon, Singapore
1986
  • *HRH The Dutchess of Gloucester
  • Sir Dugald Baird, United Kingdom
1987
  • Diana, Princess of Wales
1989
  • Graham Collingwood Liggins, CBE, New Zealand
  • Sir John Peel, United Kingdom
  • *Lord Wolfson, United Kingdom
1990
  • *Kuan Yew Lee, Singapore
  • Sir Alexander Turnbull, CBE, United Kingdom
1992 
  • *The Duchess of Kent
  • Sir Richard Doll, OBE, United Kingdom
1993 
  • Reginald Henry James Hamlin, OBE, QSO, Ethiopia
  • *Ho Kei Ma, OBE, Hong Kong
1994
  • Dame (Alice) Josephine Mary Taylor Barnes, United Kingdom 
1995 
  • *Mary Robinson, Republic of Ireland
1998 
  • *Sir Victor Blank, United Kingdom
  • Lindsay Stewart, United Kingdom
2002 
  • *George Borthwick, United Kingdom 
2006 
  • *HRH The Countess of Wessex, United Kingdom
2009 
  • *HRH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, United Arab Emirates
2013 
  • *Lord Steel of Aikwood, Scotland

 

*denotes living

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History of the College
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