Mary Hockaday elected as new Master of Trinity Hall

Mary Hockaday elected as new Master of Trinity Hall

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The Fellows of Trinity Hall have voted to appoint Mary Hockaday as Master. She will take up the role in October 2022.

Mary Hockaday has had a distinguished career in broadcast journalism and is an Honorary Fellow at Trinity Hall where she studied English. She will be the first woman to take up the role of Master at Trinity Hall in its 670-year history.

She left the BBC in 2021 after a long career in news journalism. Most recently she was Director of BBC World Service and for several years was Controller of BBC World Service English, responsible for the BBC’s radio and digital audio services in English for audiences around the world.

Trinity Hall’s Vice-Master Dr Daniel Tyler said: “We are delighted to announce Mary Hockaday as our Master. She brings a wealth of leadership experience from her distinguished career at the BBC and a passion and vision for the life of the College. This outstanding appointment begins an exciting new chapter in the history of Trinity Hall.”

Mary Hockaday said: “I am deeply honoured to be elected as Master of Trinity Hall. I look forward to working with every part of this wonderful community, students, Fellows, staff and alumni.

“Trinity Hall is an ancient college with forward-looking ambition and it will be a joy to be part of such a welcoming community.”

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