About the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Nigel Thrift became the University of Warwick's fifth Vice-Chancellor in July 2006, joining Warwick from the University of Oxford where he was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research. Professor Thrift was born in Bath, educated at Aberystwyth and Bristol and is an international research figure in the field of geography.
During his academic career Professor Thrift has been the recipient of a number of distinguished academic awards including the Royal Geographical Society Victoria Medal for contributions to geographic research in 2003.
Professor Thrift is an Academician of the academy of Learned Societies for Social Sciences, and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003.