Dinah Rose QC Appointed President of Magdalen College, Oxford

Article   –   28 February 2020

The Governing Body of Fellows at Magdalen College, Oxford have elected Dinah Rose QC as their new President.

Dinah is one of the Britain’s leading silks and has been described as “the finest advocate of her generation”. She has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in many of the leading cases of recent years, as well as appearing in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the European Court of Human Rights.

Magdalen College, Oxford was founded in 1458 and is one of the largest Colleges of the University of Oxford, as well one of its strongest academically. Its former students include Members of both Houses of Parliament, former Prime Ministers of Canada and Australia, as well as Nobel Prize winners and distinguished broadcasters.

Dinah said: “It is a great pleasure and privilege to be returning to Magdalen, where I spent three happy and unforgettable years as a student. I look forward to fostering a diverse and welcoming community of scholars, where lively debate, and mutual respect and support encourage our students to fulfil their enormous potential, personally as well as academically. Magdalen has in recent years made very substantial progress in broadening access to the unmatched opportunities which it offers. I am determined to do all in my power to ensure that Magdalen is as accessible and inclusive as it is exceptional.”

Dinah begins her term in September 2020, taking over from Professor Sir David Clary FRS who will complete 15 years of distinguished service as President of the College.

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