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These are of two kinds. The post of University Lecturer came into being with the statutes of 1882; appointment is by the General Board in consultation with the appropriate faculty or department (or, in earlier years, Special Board). Others, listed in the Historical Register and its Supplements under ‘Special Foundations’ are, now, temporary appointments, with the appointed lecturer giving either a single lecture or a single course of lectures annually. However, of these, the Rede lecture has its origins in the earliest Cambridge endowment of a teaching post; it was transformed to an annual lecture in 1858. For a list of University Lecturers go to http://