Ross Harrison elected Provost of King's College, Cambridge

9/05/2006

King's College, Cambridge is delighted to announce the election of Professor Ross Harrison as the College's next Provost.

He will take up office in the next academic year. Professor Harrison is a Fellow of King's, and in the past has served both as Director of Studies and Admissions Tutor in the College.

He is a philosopher who has Professor Ross Harrison taught in Cambridge (where he was also Chair of the Faculty of Philosophy), Bristol, Berkeley (California), and most recently University College London where he is currently Quain Professor of Jurisprudence.

He has had visiting research appointments at St Andrews and the LSE, and is also a member of the University of Oxford. He has worked in several branches of philosophy; his most recent major publication is Hobbes, Locke, and Confusion's Masterpiece (CUP 2003).

The Acting Vice-Provost, Peter Jones, says of Professor Harrison's election: 'We are delighted that Ross will crown his many years of service to King's by becoming our Provost. He brings both academic distinction and proven powers of leadership to the role.'

Professor Harrison says: 'I am very pleased to be returning to the lively academic atmosphere of King's.'

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