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Irishwoman to become Oxford head
29 May 2015 15:03
An Irishwoman has been nominated as Oxford University’s first female vice-chancellor.
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Professor Louise Richardson, who is currently principal at St Andrews University, is set to take up the role at the start of next year, subject to the approval of the institution's legislative body, known as Congregation.
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She has been put forward by a nominating committee led by Oxford's chancellor, Lord Patton of Barnes, who said the panel had been "deeply impressed" by Prof Richardson's commitment to the values that the university holds dear.
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Lord Patton's role is ceremonial, so Prof Richardson is set to be the day-to-day leader of the university.
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Her appointment will make her Oxford's first female holder of the post since the first leader was appointed nearly eight centuries ago in 1230.
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Before joining St Andrews, where she is also vice-chancellor, Prof Richardson was executive dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
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