Honorary Members and Fellows

Honorary Membership was the highest honour the Institution could bestow. The equivalent award today is Honorary Fellowship. The list of Honorary Members and Fellows includes :

1857 Thomas Cochrane, Earl of Dundonald
James Walker
James Prescott Joule
1859 Charles Piazzi Smyth
William Fairbairn
1859 William Thomson, Lord Kelvin
Rudolf Clausius
General Arthur Morin
Joseph Whitworth
Archibald Smith
Lewis Dunbar Brodie Gordon
John Tyndall
The Duke of Sutherland
1884 William Armstrong, Lord Armstrong
Hermann von Helmholtz
Robert Angus Smith
1891 Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey
1891 Sir Henry Bessemer
1891 Archibald Campbell, 1st Baron Blythswood
1891 Sir Alexander Blackie William Kennedy
1891 Sir Digby Murray
1894 Sir William Henry White
1896 Sir A J Durston
1897 R E Froude
Nicholas Wood
Archibald Smith
1907 John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll
Sir Harold Yarrow
Percy Hillhouse, John Elder Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Glasgow
James Foster King
Professor Alexander Lawson Mellanby
Arthur James Balfour (Earl of Balfour)
Alfred Charles Gardner
Sir James Lithgow
Rear Admiral David Watson Taylor (US Navy)
Sir Eric Yarrow
2004 Sir Robert Easton
2004 Thomas Orr Leith
2012 Sir John Parker
2013 Douglas Anderson
2013 Hugh Gill
2014 Thomas Graham Brown
2015 Stanley Douglas Tweddle
2015 Sir Donald Miller
2016 James Goodfellow
2016 Sir Duncan Michael
2016 Susan Scurlock

With thanks to Stuart D Cameron for researching these details.

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