The Professor of Commerce at Gresham College, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596 / 7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight and in addition the college now has visiting professors.
The Professor of Commerce is always appointed by the Mercers’ School Memorial Trust, which is administered by the Worshipful Company of Mercers, and is formally referred to as the Mercers' School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College.
- Ward, John (1740). The Lives of the Professors of Gresham College. New York & London: Johnson Reprint Corporation.