Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

The Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship (VC Nominating Committee) reports to Council with a recommendation that a named individual be appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor.

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Membership as at TT 2021 will be as follows


Name Conditions of Appointment  Until

The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes

Chancellor ex officio
Mr Miles Young, New College Chair of Conference of Colleges ex oficio
Huw Dorkins, St Peter’s College One of four persons, not also being members of Council, elected by Congregation MT 2025
Professor James Naismith – Jesus College As above MT 2022
Professor Martin Maidan – Hertford College As above MT 2025
Dr Sam Wolfe – St Catherine's College As above MT 2022
Professor Nandini Gooptu – St Antony’s College One of three persons appointed by Council, of whom, if the Chancellor is to chair the committee personally, one shall be one of the external members of Council MT 2025
Dr Maheshi Ramasamy – Magdalen College As above MT 2025

Charles Harmon (external member of Council)

As above HT 2023
Professor Gavin Screaton (Medical Sciences) One person appointed by each of the divisional boards MT 2025
Professor Melinda Mills, Nuffield (Social Sciences) As above MT 2025
Professor Julia Smith, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, All Souls (Humanities) As above MT 2022
Professor Sam Howison, Christ Church (MPLS) As above MT 2022
Baroness Jan Royall, Principal of Somerville A person, not also being a member of Council, elected by the Conference of Colleges MT 2025
Secretary: Mr Antony Willott



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