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Heads of House

The following new heads of house were elected:

Balliol College

Andrew Graham, Fellow in Economics and Acting Master of Balliol College, has been elected Master as of October 2001. He will succeed Dr Colin Lucas who has resigned as Master following the extension of his term of office as Vice-Chancellor to seven years. Dr Graham read PPE at St Edmund Hall immediately before joining the Department of Economic Affairs. He became assistant Economic Adviser to the Cabinet and subsequently Economic and Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson (1967-9 and 1974-6). He was Chief Economic Adviser to John Smith, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and then Leader of the Labour Party, from 1988 until John Smith's untimely death in 1994. As a macro-economist Mr Graham has held visiting appointments and consultancies throughout the world and has served on various public bodies, including the Wilson Committee to Review the Functioning of Financial Institutions (1977-80) and the British Transport Docks Board (1979-82). Since 1994 his research interests have turned to policy issues of the digital revolution and public service broadcasting. He has been a regular consultant for the BBC and has been on the Board of Channel 4 television since 1998.

St Hilda's College

Dr Judith Milne, Chief of Staff of the VA Boston Healthcare System (a teaching hospital affiliated with Boston University, and Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools) has been appointed Principal of St Hilda's College with effect from August 2001. Dr Milne received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Girton College, Cambridge. She worked in London hospitals and spent two and a half years as a Lecturer in Clinical Immunology, then trained in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. In 1974 she emigrated to the USA, spending five years at the University of California in Los Angeles, and moving to Boston in 1980 where she continued her career in psychiatry. She recently completed a five-year term as Chief of Staff of the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University.

Corpus Christi College

Sir Tim Lankester, former Director of the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London and a Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education and Science, took up his appointment as President of Corpus Christi College on 1 January 2001. Sir Tim was educated at St John's College, Cambridge and Yale University and held a junior Research Fellowship at St John's College, Oxford. He joined the World Bank serving in Washington DC and New Delhi before joining the Treasury, where he held a number of key posts. He was Private Secretary (Economic) to Prime Ministers James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher. From 1989 to 1994 he was Permanent Secretary at the Overseas Development Administration, and from 1994 to 1995 Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education and Science. He has been Economic Minister at the British Embassy in Washington DC and an Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the British Council, a member of the Board of the London Metal Exchange and Governor for the UK of the Asia-Europe Foundation.

Wolfson College

Sir Gareth Roberts, FRS, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, took up his appointment as President of Wolfson College on 1 January 2001. Sir Gareth began his academic career at The University College of North Wales, Bangor, where he obtained a first-class honours degree and a PhD. He has held Chairs at the New University of Ulster and the University of Durham, and in 1986 was appointed to a Visiting Professorship in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford. He has also worked in industry as a research scientist for Xerox and as Director of Research and Chief Scientist of Thorn EMI. Sir Gareth has an international reputation for his research on semiconductors and molecular electronics and is the author of more than 200 publications and patents. These have led to several national awards including election to a Fellowship of The Royal Society. In 1990 he presented the Royal Institution BBC Christmas Lectures. From 1995 to 1997 he was Chairman of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, and was President of the Institute of Physics until October 2000. He is currently President of the Science Council, a Board member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and Director of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd. In addition, he is Non-Executive Chairman of Medical Solutions.

Lincoln College

Professor Paul Langford, FBA, FRHistS, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Board (1998-2000) and Professor of Modern History at Oxford, took up his appointment as Rector of Lincoln College on 1 October 2000. He studied for his first degree at Hertford College, Oxford and completed his doctorate at Lincoln College, where he became Junior Research Fellow (1969) and then Tutorial Fellow in History (1970). He was appointed Reader in 1994 and Professor in 1996. He has written widely on eighteenth-century history, gave the Ford Lectures in English History in 1990 and the British Academy's Raleigh Lecture in 1996. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1993. In 1998 he was seconded from his duties in Oxford to lead the newly established Arts and Humanities Research Board in its formative stage as a new Research Council for arts subjects. His books include A Polite and Commercial People 1727-83 (New Oxford History of England series, 1989), Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689-1789 (1991), and Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650-1850 (2000). He is also General Editor of the Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke and The Short Oxford History of the British Isles.

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