Honorary Fellows


Robert Moon, M.A. Fellow 1839-58

Professor William Wright, M.A. (St Andrews), M.A. Fellow 1870-89

Edward James Stone, M.A., F.R.S., F.R.A.S. Fellow 1859-72

Professor Osborne Reynolds, M.A., F.R.S., M.I.C.E. Fellow 1867-80

Gerard Brown Finch, M.A. Fellow 1857-71

The Rt Revd Herbert Edward Ryle, M.A., B.D., D.D., K.C.V.O., F.B.A., Q.H.C. President 1896-1901

Professor Henry Taylor Bovey, M.A., LL.D.(McGill), F.R.S.Can., M.I.C.E., F.R.S. Fellow 1874-86

The Rt Revd Frederic Henry Chase, M.A., B.D., D.D. President 1901-06

The Revd Canon Claude Hermann Walter Johns, M.A., Litt.D., D.D. Fellow 1903-09

Sir Samuel Butler Provis, M.A., K.C.B., C.H. Barrister. Permanent Under-Secretary of the Local Government Board. Member of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and the Relief of Distress. d.1926.

Charles Tate Regan, M.A., F.L.S., F.R.S., D.Sc. h.c. (Durham). Keeper of the Zoology Department of the British Museum (Natural History); Director of the Museum. d.1943.

Robert John Tillyard, B.Sc. (Sydney), M.A., Sc.D., F.G.S., F.R.E.S., F.L.S., F.R.S., D.Sc. h.c. (Sydney). Chief of the Cawthorn Institute of Scientific Research, Nelson, New Zealand; Chief Commonwealth Entomologist in Australia. d.1937.

Sir William Peel, M.A., K.B.E., K.C.M.G., LL.D. h.c. (Hong Kong). Chief Secretary, Federated Malay States; High Commissioner and Officer administering the Government. Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong. d.1945.

Herbert Martin James Loewe, M.A. Lecturer in Oriental Languages, Exeter College, Oxford, and “Focal Point” of Jewish Oxford 1920-31. University Reader in Rabbinics; Curator of Oriental Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library. d.1940.

Professor Sidney Smith, M.A., Litt.D., F.S.A., F.B.A. Keeper of Assyrian and Egyptian Antiquities, British Museum; Professor of Near-Eastern Archaeology, then of Ancient Semitic Languages and Civilizations, London University. d.1979.

Lt Col. Sir Charles John Howell Thomas, M.A., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., T.D., LL.D. h.c. (Wales). Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Chairman of the Executive Council of the Imperial Agricultural Bureaux. d.1943.

Sir Thomas Shenton Whitelegge Thomas, M.A., G.C.M.G., O.B.E. Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast; Governor of Nyassaland; Governor of the Gold Coast; Governor of the Straits Settlements; High Commissioner for the Malay States. Interned by the Japanese. d.1962.

Professor Frank Lloyd Hopwood, D.Sc.(London), F.Inst.P., M.A. h.c. Consultant Physicist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Vice-Dean and Professor of Physics at St Bart's Hospital Medical College in the University of London. Senior Bart's Staff Member evacuated to Queens' during the Second World War. d.1953.

The Rt Revd George Armitage Chase, M.A., D.D., M.C. Fellow and Dean and Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall; Canon of Ely; Fellow and Master of Selwyn College; Bishop of Ripon. d.1971. Son of Frederic Henry Chase (1906).

The Rt Revd Thomas Hannay, M.A., D.D. Principal of the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield; Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Primus of the Episcopal Church of Scotland. d.1969.

Frederick William Gentle, M.A., Q.C. Puisne Judge, High Court of Judicature, Madras; and of Calcutta; Chief Justice of Madras; Judge Advocate General. d.1966.

Sir Thomas Leslie Rowan, M.A., C.V.O., K.C.B. Captain of England at hockey. Private Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee; Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Affairs; Second Secretary to H.M.Treasury. Chairman and Managing Director of Vickers. President of the Overseas Development Institute and Chairman of the British Council. d.1972.

1959- 2008
The Revd Professor Henry Chadwick, K.B.E., M.A., Mus.B., D.D., F.B.A. Fellow 1946-59

The Most Revd Joost de Blank, M.A., D.D. (Lambeth), D.D. h.c. (Trinity Coll., Hartford), D.D. h.c. .(Huron Coll., Ottawa). Chaplain to the Forces, Suffragan Bishop of Stepney, Canon of Westminster. Archbishop of Cape Town. “The Scourge of Apartheid”. d.1967.

Sir Thomas Padmore, M.A., G.C.B., F.C.I.T., K.C.B. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transport; Second Secretary of H.M.Treasury. Chairman of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Handel Opera Society. d.1996.

Sir Reader William Bullard, B.A., K.C.B., K.C.M.G., C.I.E. Military Governor of Baghdad; Consul in Athens, in Addis Ababa; Consul General in Moscow, in Leningrad, in Rabat. Ambassador in Teheran. Director General of the Institute of Colonial Studies in Oxford. Hon. Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. d.1976.

Professor Sir Harold Walter Bailey, M.A., F.B.A. Fellow 1936-1996

Professor Sir Arthur Llewellyn Armitage, M.A., LL.B. Fellow 1945-58 and President 1958-70

Sir Philip Allen, Lord Allen of Abbeydale, of the City of Sheffield, M.A., K.C.B, G.C.B. Second Permanent Secretary of H.M. Treasury; Permanent Secretary, Home Office. Chairman of the House of Lords Committees on Human Rights and on European Issues. National Counting Officer for the Referendum on British membership of the EEC. Chairman of the Occupational Pensions Board, of the Gaming Board, of the National Council of Social Service, of Mencap, of the Governing Body of Royal Holloway College, London. Member of the Security Commission. Member of the Royal Commissions on Compensation for Personal Injury and on Standards in Public Life. d.2007

Professor Alfred Charles Tomlinson, C.B.E., M.A., M.A. (London), Hon. F.A.A.A.S., F.R.S.L., D.Litt. h.c. (Keele), D.Litt. h.c. (Colegate), D.Litt. h.c. (New Mexico), D.Litt. h.c. (Bristol), D.Litt. h.c. (Gloucester). Poet, Translator and Artist; Professor of English, Bristol University. Recipient of the Attilio Bertolucci International Poetry Prize. Editor of the Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation. Honorary Fellow of Royal Holloway College, London. d. 2015.

Wing-Commander the Rt. Hon. Sir George Stanley Waller, M.A., O.B.E., P.C., Q.C., Mention in Despatches. Rugby Blue. Recorder of Doncaster, Sunderland, Bradford, Sheffield and Leeds. Vice-Chairman of the Parole Board. Chairman of the Policy Advisory Committee on Sexual Offences. President of the Inns of Court and Bar. Lord Justice of Appeal. d.1999.

Professor James Arthur Ramsay, M.A., Ph.D., M.B.E., F.R.S. Fellow 1934-88

Professor Robert Neville Haszeldine, M.A., Sc.D., F.R.S., F.R.S.C., C.Chem. Fellow 1954-57 d. 2016.

Sir Theodore Morris Sugden, M.A., Sc.D., F.R.S. Fellow 1957-63; Physical chemist and Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University.

Sir Cyril Humphrey Cripps, M.A., D.L., C.Chem., F.R.S.C., LL.D. h.c., D.Sc. h.c. (Nottingham). Chairman and Managing Director of Pianoforte Supplies Ltd. Chairman of Velcro Industries. Founder and Chairman of the Cripps Foundation. High Sheriff and Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. Hon.Fellow of St John's, Magdalene, and Selwyn Colleges. Benefactor. d.2000.

The Rt Hon. Sir Stephen Brown, G.B.E., M.A., LL.D. h.c. (Birmingham), LL.D. h.c. (Leicester), LL.D. h.c. (West of England), Hon..F.R.C.Psych., Q.C., P.C. Lieutenant R.N.V.R. Barrister, Bencher and Treasurer of the Inner Temple, Recorder of West Bromwich, Judge of the High Court Family Division and Queen’s Division, Presiding Judge of the Midland and Oxford Circuit, President of the Family Division of the High Court; Lord Justice of Appeal. Member of the Parole Board, Member of the Advisory Committee of Children’s Rights International.

Sir Ronald Halstead, C.B.E., M.A., F.R.S.C., C.I.Mgt., F.R.S.A., D.Sc. h.c. (Reading), Hon.F.I.F.S.T., D.Sc. h.c. (Lancaster). Chairman and Chief Executive of the Beecham Group; Deputy Chairman of British Steel. Director and Honorary Treasurer of the Centre for Policy Studies, President of the Engineering Industries Association. Deputy Chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. Chairman of the Conservative Party Foreign and Commonwealth Council.

1987- 2016
Professor Peter Mathias, C.B.E., M.A., Litt.D., D.Litt. (Oxon), F.B.A., F.R.H.S. Fellow 1955-68 d. 2016.

Sir John Michael Middlecott Banham, D.L., M.A., LL.D. h.c. (Bath), D.Sc. h.c. (Loughborough), D.Sc.h.c. (Exeter), D.Sc.h.c. (Strathclyde). British Director, McKinsey and Co; Chief Executive of the Audit Commission. Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. Chairman of the Local Government Commission for England. Chairman of Tarmac PLC. Of Kingfisher PLC, of Whitbread PLC, of ECI Ventures Group, of Westcountry Television, of South West Enterprise, of Johnson Matthey. Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall. Honorary Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. Honorary Treasurer of the Cancer Research Campaign.

Sir David Alan Walker, M.A., LL.D. h.c. (Exeter). Assistant Secretary at the Treasury; Chairman of the Securities and Investments Board. Executive Director for Finance and Industry of the Bank of England. Deputy Chairman of Lloyds TSB. Executive Chairman, Morgan Stanley International Ltd. Chairman of the Private Equity Working Group on Transparency and Disclosure. U.K.Chairman of University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary Campaign. Chairman of Reuters Venture Capital, Vice-Chairman of Legal and General Group. Chairman of Barclays.

Bernardo Sepulveda Amor, LL.B., Hon.G.C.M.G., LL.D. h.c. (San Diego), LL.D. h.c. (Leningrad). Lecturer in and Professor of International Law, El Colegio de Mexico and Centre for Research and Teaching in Economics. Mexican Ambassador to the United States. Foreign Minister of Mexico. Mexican Ambassador to the Court of St James'. Member of the International Law Commission of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Judge of the International Court of Justice. Simon Bolivar Prize of UNESCO. Order of the Republic of Egypt First Class, Grand Cross of the Order of Cruzero do Sul, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Grand Officier of the Legion d’Honneur.

Nicholas Kenneth Spencer Wills, M.A., F.C.A., C.I.Mgt., F.C.T., F.R.S.A. Managing Director and Chairman of British Electric Traction, Chairman of the National Mutual Life Assurance Society. Member of the Council of the C.B.I. Master of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.

The Rt Revd Mark Santer, M.A., D.D. h.c. (Birmingham), D.D. h.c. (Lambeth), D.Univ. h.c. (UCE). Tutor at Cuddesdon College; Fellow, Tutor and Dean of Clare College. University Assistant Lecturer in Divinity. Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge; Canon of Winchester; Suffragan Bishop of Kensington; Bishop of Birmingham. Co-Chairman of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission. Member of the Council of Birmingham University.

Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, B.A. Ghanaian foreign service; Deputy Permanent Representative of Ghana at the U.N.; Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Inter-Agency Affairs of the U.N.; Permanent Representative of Ghana to the U.N. in Geneva and Ambassador to Austria and Switzerland; Director General of Development and International Cooperation, U.N. Secretariat; High Commissioner of Ghana in the U.K.; Secretary General of UNCTAD. d.1995.

1992- 2009
Professor Sir Derek William Bowett, M.A., LL.D., Ph.D.(Manchester), C.B.E., Q.C., F.B.A. Fellow 1960-70, 1982-2009 and President 1970-82

Professor Sir Ernest Ronald Oxburgh, Lord Oxburgh, of Liverpool, K.B.E., M.A.(Oxon.), M.A., Ph.D.(Princeton), F.G.S., F.R.S. President 1982-88 and Fellow 1988-

Professor Martin Best Harris, C.B.E., D.L., M.A., Ph.D.(London), LL.D. h.c.(Queen's, Belfast), D.U. h.c.(Essex), D.Litt. h.c.(Salford), D.Litt. h.c.(Manchester Metropolitan), D.Litt. h.c. (Leicester), D.Litt. h.c.(Lincoln), D.Litt. h.c.(Ulster), D.Litt. h.c.(Manchester), D.Litt. h.c. (UMIST), Hon.F.R.C.P.. Lecturer in French Linguistics, Leicester University; Senior Lecturer in French Linguistics, Professor of Romance Linguistics, Dean of Social Sciences and Arts, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chancellor of Salford University; Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex; Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Manchester. Member of the U.G.C. and U.F.C. Member of the Council of the Philological Society and of the Governing Body of the University of East Anglia. Chairman of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, Director of the Office of Fair Access. President of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Richard Sidney Hickox., C.B.E., M.A., F.R.C.O., L.R.A.M. Conductor. Organist, St Margaret's, Westminster; Musical Director of the City of London Sinfonia, Artistic Director of the Northern Sinfonia; Associate Conductor, San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the London Symphony Chorus; Associate Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra. Co-Director of Collegium Musicum. Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Musical Director of Opera Australia. Holder of 5 Gramophone Awards, 2 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, a Grammy, the first Sir Charles Grove Award, the Gramophone Record of the Year Award, etc. d.2008

Ewen Cameron Stewart Macpherson, M.A., M.Sc. (London Business School). Director and Chief Executive of 3i Group plc. Non-executive Director of M&G Group plc, Scottish Power Plc, Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust Plc, Booker, Law Debenture Corp. Chairman of Merrill Lynch New Energy Technology and Black Rock New Energy Investment Trust.

The Revd Canon John Charlton Polkinghorne, K.B.E., M.A., Sc.D., F.R.S. President and Fellow 1989-

Aubrey Solomon (Abba) Eban, M.A., LL.D. h.c. (The Weizman Institute of Science, Jerusalem), LL.D. h.c. (Hebrew Union College, New York), LL.D. h.c. (Temple, Philadelphia), LL.D. h.c. (Massachusetts), LL.D. h.c. (Aberdeen), LL.D. h.c. (George Washington), LL.D. h.c. (Maryland), LL.D. h.c. (Brandeis), LL.D. h.c. (Cincinatti). Officer in the British Army (Intelligence Corps). Jewish Agency Liaison Officer for the U.N. Special Committee for Palestine; Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and to the United States; Member of the Knesset; Minister without Portfolio, Education Minister, Culture Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Israel. President of the Weizman Institute of Science. d.2002

Colin Michael Foale, C.B.E., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D .h.c. (Kent), Sc.D. h.c. (Humberside), Hon.F.R.Ae.S. . NASA Astronaut; Chief of Expedition Corps, Astronaut Office, NASA; Assistant Director (Technical) of the Johnson Space Center. Space Missions 24 March – 2 April 1992, 9 April – 17 April 1993, 2 February – 11 February 1995, 15 May – 6 October 1997, 19 December – 27 December 1999, 18 October 2003 – 29 April 2004, totalling 374 days in space with four space walks.

Dr Manohar Singh Gill, M.A., Ph.D.(Punjab), Dip.Devt.Stud., D.Litt.h.c.(Madras), D.Sc.h.c.(Punjab Agriculture University, Punjab), D.Litt. h.c.(Guru Nanak Dev, Amritsar), D.Litt. h.c.(Guwahati, Assam) D.Sc. h.c.(Haryana Agriculture University), Padma Vibhushan. Chief Election Commissioner of India. Agriculture secretary for Punjab. Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Upper House), India. Union Minister for Sport. Cabinet Minister for Youth and Sports.

2003-2007; 2017-
The Rt Hon. Lord Falconer of Thoroton, M.A., Q.C., P.C., Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor. He was elected Visitor of the College in 2007 when his Honorary Fellowship ceased. In 2017 he relinquished the post of Visitor and resumed his position as an Honorary Fellow.

Sir Richard Billing Dearlove, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., M.A.. Head of the Washington Station, Director of Personnel and Administration, Director of Operations, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Chairman of the University of London Board of Trustees.

Yoshiyasu Shirai, Ph.D., President of Osaka Gakuin University, Japan.

Graham Swift, M.A., Litt.D. h.c.(East Anglia), Litt.D. h.c.(London), F.R.S.L. Novelist and short story writer; Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 1996.

Stephen John Fry, M.A., D.Univ. h.c. (Dundee), D.Univ. h.c. (Anglia Ruskin and Sussex). Rector of Dundee University. Writer, broadcaster, actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and novelist.

Lord Thomas of Swynnerton, of Notting Hill, M.A., F.R.S.L., F.R.Hist.S., Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic (Spain), Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters (France). Secretary of the British Delegation to the Sub-Committee of the U.N. Disarmament Commission. Professor of History, University of Reading. Distinguished historian and author, including The Spanish Civil War and History of Cuba. Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies 1979-91. d.2017

Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, M.A., LL.M., Istiqlal Order (First Class), Kawkab Order (First Class), Nahda Order (First Class), Jordan; Grand Officier, Legion d’Honneur, France. Justice and Vice-President of the International Court. Diplomat for the Kingdom of Jordan, Representative of Jordan at the United Nations. Member of several important international commissions and author on the human rights dimensions of forcible population transfer. Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court. Prime Minister of Jordan.

Paul Greengrass, M.A. Film Director and screenwriter. Director for the ITV current affairs programme World in Action and then of a number of made-for-television dramas. Filmography includes The Theory of Flight, Bloody Sunday, The Bourne Supremacy, United 93 (BAFTA for Best Film Director and the Writers Guild of America Award for the screenplay, nominated for an Academy Award) and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Edward Horder Cullinan, C.B.E., B.A., A.A.Dip., Hon F.R.I.A.S., F.R.S.A., R.A., R.I.B.A.. Distinguished architect, whose buildings include the Faculty of Divinity and the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge and the Bristol Harbourside Development.

Sir Andrew Duncan Crockett, M.A., M.A. (Yale). Executive Director in charge of European monetary affairs at the Bank of England; General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements 1994-2003; Chairman of the Financial Stability Forum 1999-2003. International Consultant for J.P.Morgan; President of Morgan Chase International. d.2012.

Cameron Michael Henderson Gibson, M.B.E., M.A. Rugby Union Player; capped 69 times by Ireland, member of five British Lions tours. Inducted into the International Rugby Board ‘Hall of Fame’. Solicitor in Belfast.

Mohamed Ali El-Erian, M.A., D.Phil.(Oxon), D.Univ. h.c.(American Univ. of Cairo). Senior Official of the International Monetary Fund; Faculty Member of the Harvard Business School and President and Chief Executive of Harvard Managing Company. CEO Citigroup; CEO of PIMCO. Chair of the U.S. President’s Global Development Council.

Paul Anthony Ginsborg, M.A., Ph.D. Research Fellow. Fellow of Churchill College. University Reader in European Politics. Professor at the Universita degli Studi di Siena. Professor of Contemporary European History, University of Florence. Serena Medal for Italian Studies of the British Academy.

Robert William Chote, M.A. Chairman of the Office of Budget Responsibility.

Roderick Arthur Smith, M.A. (Oxon.), M.A., Ph.D., D.Eng., Sc.D., C.Eng., D.Sc. h.c.(Lincoln), D.Eng. h.c.(Sheffield), F.R.Eng., F.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.M.M. Research Fellow. Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering, Director of Studies in Electrical and Information Sciences. University Demonstrator and Lecturer in Engineering. Professor of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Royal Academy of Engineering/British Rail Research Professor of Advanced Railway Engineering, Sheffield University. Professor of Engineering and Head of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London. Royal Academy of Engineering Network Rail Research Professor of Railway Engineering, Imperial College. Senior Visiting Research Fellow, St John’s Coillege, Oxford. Chair of Future Railway Research Centre. Trustee, National Museum of Science and Industry. President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Honorary Professor of the Academy of Railway Science, China, and of York and City Universities. Chairman of the Japanese Railway Society. Research Professor, Imperial College, London, and Visiting Professor, University of Oxford. Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Transport. Expert witness into enquiries and prosecutions following the rail accidents at Sandy, Potters Bar, Southall, Hatfield and Eschede and in shipping failures.

Andrew John Bailey, M.A., Ph.D., F.S.A. Executive Director, Banking, and Chief Cashier of the Bank of England; Deputy Governor of the Bank and CEO of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority; Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.

Naomi Dinah Segal, M.A., Ph.D. (London), Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. Research Fellow, St Anne’s College, Oxford; Lecturer in French, Brasenose College, Oxford. First Female Fellowof Queens’ 1980-86. Tutor, Lecturer and Assistant Director of Studies in Modern Languages. Fellow of St John’s College. Professor of French Studies at the University of Reading; Director of the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London; Professorial Fellow at Birkbeck College, London. Honorary Secretary of the University Council for Modern Languages.

Amma Adwibi Anima Kyei-Mensah, M.A., M.B., B.S. (London), M.R.C.P., F.R.C.O.G. Consultant and Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Whittington Hospital, UCL Medical School, London. Leader of the R.C.O.G.’s team writing national guidelines for the management of thalassaemia in pregnancy. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Phillippa Scott Wells, M.A., Ph.D, C.Phys, F.Inst.P . Physicist and Head of Member State Relations at C.E.R.N., Geneva. Member of the Atlas Collaboration and the OPAL Collaboration.

Emily Maitlis, M.A. BBC News Presenter and Broadcaster. Writer for newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and The Spectator. London Press Club Broadcast Journalist of the Year in 2007.

Dame Alison Margaret Peacock, D.B.E., B.A. (London), P.G.C.E. (Warwick), M.Ed., D.Litt. h.c. (Brighton), D.L., F.R.S.A. Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire, Educator, Author and Head Teacher of the Wroxham School. Trustee of Teach First, Trustee and Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, Member of the Royal Society Education Committee.

Demis Hassabis, C.B.E.,M.A., Ph.D. (London), F.R.S.A., F.R.Eng., F.R.S. co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist, DeepMind. Fellow Benefactor.

List updated 2018 July.