Hugh Kerr Anderson
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Master of Gonville and Caius College
In office
Preceded byErnest Stewart Roberts
Succeeded byJohn Forbes Cameron
Personal details
Born(1865-07-06)6 July 1865
Hampstead, London, England
Died2 November 1928(1928-11-02) (aged 63)
EducationHarrow School
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson FRS (6 July 1865 – 2 November 1928) was a British physiologist, and educator. He was the son of James Anderson (1811–1897) and Eliza Murray, died 1890 aged 60.

Educated at by F. W. Goldsmith at Hampstead and at Harrow School, Anderson matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge at Michaelmas 1884, and graduated B.A. in 1887 (Natural Sciences Tripos; Scholar 1886–89; Part I, first Class, 1887; Part II, first Class, 1888); M.A. 1891; M.B. & B.Chir. 1891; M.D. 1898, completing his medical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.[1]

Anderson served as a Fellow of Caius 1897–1912, and as Master of Caius 1912–1928.[2] He was the Chairman of the Cambridge University Press in 1918. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society, in 1907. A monument to him is in the Gonville and Caius College Chapel.[3]

He is buried at Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge.[4] His papers are held at Janus Library, Cambridge.[5]

He married in 1894 Jessie Mina Innes d.1946, daughter of Surgeon-General Francis William Innes CB; they had two children: Austin Innes, born 1897 – ?, and Mary Desiree, 1902 – 1973, an author. Lady Jessie Anderson is buried with her husband, in the same grave in Cambridge.


  1. ^ "Anderson, Hugh Kerr (ANDR884HK)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.
  3. ^ Chapel guide Archived 15 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (29 September 2003). Retrieved 2014-06-08.
  4. ^ Hibbert Family. Retrieved 2018-09-15
  5. ^ Janus: Letters to Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson as Master of Gonville and Caius College. Retrieved 2014-06-08.
Academic offices Preceded byErnest Stewart Roberts Master of Gonville and Caius College 1912–1928 Succeeded byJohn Forbes Cameron