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Year No. Title Orator
1954
1
Homage to Crabtree
Professor James Sutherland
1955
2
Towards a Crabtree bibliography
Professor Arthur Brown
1956
3
The iconography of Crabtree
Professor Terence Spencer
1957
4
Crabtree and science
Professor R. V. Jones
1958
5
Crabtree’s periodical publication and its lesson for us

Mr John Crow
1959
6
The family Crabtree
Professor Hugh Smith
1960
7
Crabtree in France 1791-1800
Dr Leonard Tancock
1961
8
Crabtree and the sage of Pittenweem
Professor William Armstrong
1962
9
Crabtree marginalia
Dr Macdonald Emslie
1963
10
Crabtree’s chemical and colonial Connections

Professor R. S. Nyholm
1964
11
Joseph Crabtree, Jeremy Bentham and London University

Mr Joseph Scott
1965
12
Joseph Crabtree and materia medica
Dr Andrew Tay
1966
13
Crabtree and the statue
Professor David Wilson
1967
14
Joseph Crabtree and his publishers
Mr Bryan Bennett
1968
15
Joseph Crabtree and the North
Professor Peter Foote
1969
16
Crabtree and the law
Professor J. A. C. Thomas
1970
17
The quest for Crabtree
Mr Charles Peake
1971
18
Crabtree and the East
Professor Prakash Datta
1972
19
Crabtree’s medical milieu
Dr Edwin Clarke
1973
20
Crabtree the onomast
Professor John Dodgson
1974
21
Crabtree and French letters
Dr Gordon Hall
1975
22
Crabtree comes of age: Crabtree and country matters

Mr Richard Freeman
1976
23
Crabtree and the sea
Professor F. J. J. Cadwallader
1977
24
Crabtree: the creative criminologist
Judge Bernard Hargrove QC
1978
25
The cleansing of Crabtree
Mr Arthur Tattersall
1979
26
Joseph Crabtree: the old lady of Threadneedle Street

Mr Nigel Bromage
1980
27
Crabtree the engineer 
Professor Peter Rowe
1981
28
Crabtree and Germany: chameleon meets chameleon

Mr W H A Larrett
1982
29
Joseph Crabtree and “Bert” Dawson
Professor Michael Screech
1983
30
Joseph Crabtree and the Polish connection
Dr Frank Carter
1984
31
The secret life of Joseph Crabtree
Mr Fred Gee
1985
32
Joseph Crabtree and the Caliph of Fonthill
Professor Bartolomeu dos Santos
1986
33
Crabtree’s theorem
Professor Sir James Lighthill
1987
34
Joseph Crabtree and the Keltic twilight
Mr Frank Delaney
1988
35
Crabtree and political arithmetick
Mr Negley Harte
1989
36
Crabtree and the death in Vienna
Professor John Foreman
1990
37
Crabtree’s cudgel
Professor James Graham-Campbell
1991
38
Crabtree and nature philosophy
Dr Roderick Fisher
1992
39
Crabtree’s vision: ambivalence, angst, apocalypse

Professor Peter Armour
1993
40
Crabtree’s measures
Professor John Mullin
1994
41
In the steps of Crabtree
Dr Tony Smith
1995
42
Crabtree facing both ways
Mr Michael Freeman
1996
43
Joseph Crabtree: the twilight years
Professor Peter McMullen
1997
44
“Brother Crabtree”
Professor David Latchman
1998
45
Crabtree and the oral tradition
Mr Martin Butcher
1999
46
Crabtree: the first of the spin doctors
Lord McNally
2000
47
Crabtree and the court of the Popes
Professor Michael Crawford
2001
48
Crabtree and the hinge of fate
Dr Nigel Mason
2002
49
Crabtree and the Congress of Vienna
Professor Karl Sinnhuber
2003
50
Crabtree, the godson and the leading lady
Dr Diana Manuel
2004
51
Crabtree and the bardic heritage
Dr Toni Griffiths
2005
52
Brewing and “The Crabtree Effect”
Dr Iain Mowbray
2006
53
The revenge of Joseph Crabtree
Professor Kathleen Burk
2007
54
Historiologica Josephianorum
Professor Edgar Anderson
2008
55
A Crabtree étude
Professor David Bogle
2009
56
Joseph Crabtree: his club and his College
Dr Rosemary Stevenson
2010 57  Crabtree and his Diva Professor John North
2011 58 Crabtree's change of tack or scraps from beneath high table Dr Michael Johnson
2012 59 Crabtree’s Railway Adventure Brings Truly Remarkable Engineering Endeavours Professor Nick Tyler
 2013  60 The portrait, the Pearl River and Crabtree's redemption  Professor John Aiken
 2014  61 Gloria in absentia: images of Crabtree in South America  Professor Nicola Miller
 2015  62 The odyssey of Crabtree the peacemaker: papaver somniferum and Aïda  Professor David Saggerson
 2016  63  “Midas, transmuting all, into . . . paper”:How Crabtree won the Napoleonic Wars  Professor Jagjit Chadha 
 2017  64  Crabtree's Albanian dimension  Mr Alexander Duma
 2018  65  Crabtree: Evidence From The Autopsy  Professor John Martin
 2019  66  TBC  Sir Paul Mahoney