Magdalene College announces next Master

Magdalene College announces next Master

  • Professor Sir Christopher Greenwoord

Professor Sir Christopher Greenwood will be the next Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge from 1 October 2020, succeeding Dr Rowan Williams (Baron Williams of Oystermouth).

A graduate of Magdalene College, where he was also a Fellow and more recently Honorary Fellow, Sir Christopher was the first person in his immediate family to go to university. He has been a judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), on which he served from 2009 to 2018. Before his election to the ICJ, he was Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and a barrister who regularly appeared as counsel before many tribunals, including the ICJ, the European Court of Human Rights and the English courts. He is co-editor of the International Law Reports and an Honorary Fellow of the Lauterpacht Institute for International Law (Cambridge).

Sir Christopher said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as the next Master. I very much look forward to working with everyone in Magdalene, building on the excellent legacy of Rowan Williams to ensure that the College goes from strength to strength. I want the College to flourish as a centre of excellence open to all talented people, regardless of background, in which the highest academic standards are combined with a strong sense of community. My wife and I want to make the well-being of everyone in that community our top priority.”

He will succeed Dr Rowan Williams (Baron Williams of Oystermouth), who will retire after seven and a half years in the role.

Read more on Magdalene College's website.