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Honorary and Emeritus Fellows

Honorary Fellows

  • Sir Rex Richards, M.A., D.Phil.,F.R.S., Hon F.B.A., F.R.S.C., Hon F.R.C.P., Hon. F.R.A.M., F.R.I.C., alumnus and formerly Warden of Merton and Vice-Chancellor of University of Oxford.
  • The Right Revd. Andrew Graham, M.A., (D.D. Lambeth), alumnus and formerly Bishop of Newcastle.
  • Sir Keith Thomas, M.A., F.B.A., formerly Professorial Fellow and Tutor in History and President of Corpus Christi College.
  • Sir Roger Elliott, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Physics, Wykeham Professor of Physics and Chief Executive of the Oxford University Press.
  • Ioan James, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Pure Mathematics and Savilian Professor of Geometry.
  • Patrick Atiyah, Q.C., M.A., D.C.L., F.B.A., formerly Fellow and Professor of English Law.
  • George Richardson, C.B.E., M.A., Hon. D.C.L., formerly Professorial Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Secretary to the Delegates of the Oxford University Press and Warden of Keble College.
  • John Carey, M.A., D.Phil., alumnus and formerly Fellow and Tutor in English and Emeritus Merton Professor of English Literature.
  • Sir Alan Bailey, K.C.B., M.A., B.Phil., alumnus and formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport.
  • Sir Geoffrey Holland, K.C.B., M.A., alumnus and formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Employment and Department of Education and Vice-Chancellor, Exeter University; Chairman, Quality Improvement Agency.
  • Sir Michael Partridge, K.C.B., M.A., alumnus and formerly Permanent Secretary, Department of Social Security; Pro-Chancellor and Governor, Middlesex University.
  • The Most Revd. Father Timothy Radcliffe, O.P., M.A., D.D., alumnus and formerly Master General of the Dominicans.
  • The Rt. Hon. Anthony Blair, B.A., alumnus, formerly M.P. and Prime Minister; Special Envoy to the Middle East.
  • John White, C.M.G., M.A., D.Phil., (B.Sc., M.Sc., Sydney), F.R.S., F.R.S.C., F.A.A., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry; Professsor, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University.
  • Peter Day, M.A., D.Phil,. (D.Sc. Newcastle), F.R.S., F.R.S.C., F.Inst.P., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Chemistry and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry, University College, London.
  • Jim Reed, M.A., F.B.A., formerly Fellow and Tutor in German and Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature.
  • Paul Slack, M.A., D.Phil., F.B.A., F.R.Hist.S., alumnus and Principal of Linacre College.
  • Quentin Bone, J.P., M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S., alumnus and Honorary Research Fellow, Marine Biological Association, U.K.
  • Sadayuki Hayashi, Hon. G.C.V.O., M.A., alumnus and formerly Ambassador of Japan to the Court of St. James.
  • Sir Christopher Llewellyn Smith, K.B., D.Phil., F.R.S., formerly Professorial Fellow and Tutor in Physics, Director of CERN and Director, Culham Division U.K. Atomic Energy Authority.
  • Robert Anderson, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S.C., F.S.A., F.R.S.E., alumnus and formerly Director of the British Museum.
  • Robert Darnton, D.Phil., alumnus and formerly Professor of European Literature, Princeton University; Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library.
  • William Hayes, M.A., D.Phil., (M.Sc., Ph.D., National University of Ireland), Hon. M.R.I.A., formerly Professorial Fellow and Tutor in Physics, Bursar and President of St John's.
  • Sir Stuart Hampson, Kt., M.A., alumnus and formerly Chairman, John Lewis Partnership.
  • The Rt Hon Hywel Rhodri Morgan, B.A., (M.A., Harvard), alumnus and First Minister for Wales.
  • Sir Tim Lankester, K.C.B., M.A., formerly Fereday Fellow and Permanent Secretary, Overseas Development Administration and Department for Education; formerly Director of School of Oriental and African Studies, London; President, Corpus Christi College.
  • Andrew Dilnot, C.B.E., M.A., alumnus and formerly Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies; Principal, St Hugh's College.
  • Sir Simon Jenkins, B.A., alumnus and formerly editor of The Times; Chairman of The National Trust.
  • Peter Preston, M.A., alumnus and formerly editor of The Guardian; Co-Director, Guardian Foundation.
  • Edward Brian Davies, M.A., F.R.S., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics, King's College, London.
  • John Cottingham, M.A., D.Phil., alumnus, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Reading; Professorial Research Fellow, Heythrop College, University of London.
  • Sir Michael Perry, G.B.E., M.A., alumnus and formerly Chairman Unilever and Centrica plc.
  • Sir Keith Burnett, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S., F.A.P.S., F.O.S.A., F.Inst.P., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Physics and Head of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division; Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield University.
  • The Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Richards, Kt. P.C., M.A., alumnus, Privy Counsellor and Lord Justice of Appeal.
  • Bernard Taylor, D.L., M.A., F.R.S.C., C.Chem., C.Si., L.R.P.S., alumnus and formerly Vice-Chairman of JP Morgan; Member of the Council of the University of Oxford and Co-Vice Chairman, Evercore Partners. Deputy Steward of Oxford University and Deputy Lieutenant of Oxfordshire.   
  • Anthony Boyce, M.A., D.Phil., alumnus and formerly Fellow and Tutor in Human Sciences and Principal Bursar.
  • Peter Burke, M.A. (M.A. Cantab., Hon. Ph.D., Lund), F.B.A., F.R.Hist.S., alumnus and formerly Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge; Life Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
  • Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, O.B.E., M.A., D.Phil., alumnus and formerly Director of British School of Rome; Master (from August 2009) of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
  • John Thornton, M.A., (A.B., Harvard, M.P.P.M., Yale), alumnus and formerly President of Goldman Sachs; Professor and Director of Global Leadership at Tsinghua University in Beijing and Chairman, Brookings Institution.
  • Ian Bostridge, C.B.E., M.A., D.Phil., (M.Phil., Cantab.), alumnus; Concert and Operatic Tenor.
  • C. Richard Catlow, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.S., F.R.S.C., formerly Wolfson Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institution; Professor of Solid State Chemistry and Dean, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Faculty, University College London.
  • Sir Brian Harrison, Kt.,D.Phil., F.B.A., F.R.Hist.S., alumnus and Emeritus Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford; Editor (2000-2004) of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College.
  • Henry Reece, M.A., D.Phil., (B.A., Bristol), alumnus and formerly Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive, Oxford University Press; Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College.
  • Sir Michael Scholar, K.C.B., M.A. PhD Camb, M.A. DPhil Oxf, A.R.C.O., and formerly President of St John's College (September 2001 to July 2012).
  • Evan Davis, M.A., alumnus and journalist, presenter of Newsnight and formerly the BBC's Economics Editor.
  • Angela Eagle, M.A., alumna and MP for Wallasey; Shadow business secretary/first secretary of state; formerly Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society.
  • Ruth Harris, M.A., D.Phil., (B.A., M.A., Pennsylvania), F.B.A., Professor of Modern History and Fellow of New College; formerly Junior Research Fellow at St John's.
  • Sir John Tooke, K.B., M.A., F.R.C.P., F.Med.Sci., alumnus and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences; Vice Provost (Health), Head of the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences and Head of the UCL Medical School; formerly inaugural Dean of the Peninsula Medical School.

Emeritus Fellows

  • Donald Russell, M.A., D.Litt., F.B.A., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Classics and Professor of Classical Literature.
  • Iain Mason, M.A., (B.Sc., Cape Town, Ph.D., Edin.), F.R.S., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science; Professor of Geophysics, University of Sydney.
  • Michael Hurst, M.A., F.R.Hist.S., F.R.G.S., F.R.A.S., formerly Supernumerary Fellow in History and Politics.
  • Wilferd Madelung, (Ph.D., Hamburg), formerly Laudian Professor of Arabic.
  • Sir Royston Goode, C.B.E., Q.C., M.A., D.C.L., (L.L.D., Lond.), F.B.A., formerly Norton Rose Professor of English Law.
  • Sir Anthony Kenny, M.A., D.Phil., D.Litt., F.B.A., formerly Master of Balliol College, President of the British Academy and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Development.
  • Oliver Jacobs, M.A., D.Phil., (M.A., Ph.D., Cantab), formerly Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science.
  • Paul Harris, M.A., D.Phil., F.B.A., formerly Professor of Developmental Psychology and Tutor in Psychology.
  • Desmond King, M.A., (B.A., Dublin, M.A., PhD  Northwestern), DLitt Ox F.B.A., FRHistS, MRIA,  formerly Fellow and Tutor in Politics, is now Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government.
  • John Montgomery, M.A., F.C.A., formerly Finance Bursar and Supernumerary Fellow.
  • Christopher Leaver, C.B.E., M.A., (B.Sc., A.R.C.S., D.I.C., Ph.D., Lond.), F.R.S., F.R.S.E., formerly Professorial Fellow and Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences.
  • Ritchie Robertson, M.A. (Edin.), D.Phil., F.B.A., formerly Fellow and Tutor in German, now Taylor Professor of German, University of Oxford.
  • Nicholas Purcell, M.A., F.B.A., formerly Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, now Camden Professor of Ancient History, University of Oxford. 
  • Gerard van Gelder, M.A. Oxf, Ph.D. Leiden, F.B.A., formerly Laudian Professor of Arabic.
  • Terence Cave, F.B.A., C.B.E., formerly Professor of French Literature.
  • Peter Hacker, M.A., D.Phil., formerly Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Research Fellow.
  • Ross McKibbin, MA(Sydney), D.Phil., F.B.A., F.A.H.A., formerly Emeritus Research Fellow.

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