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Derek Alexander Wood, Principal (1991–2002)

© the artist. Photo credit: St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

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Derek Wood graduated from University College, Oxford, in 1960 with a BA in Classics, followed by an MA and a BCL. He read for the Bar as a member of the Middle Temple, was called to the Bar in 1964 and became a QC in 1978. He was Recorder of the Crown Court (1985–2002) and also a Deputy High Court Judge and Deputy Official Referee. During his tenure as Principal he oversaw a major expansion of the College, both physically with the Maplethorpe building and the opening up of the West Lawn area and also with a significant increase in number of both students and Fellows.

St Hugh's College, University of Oxford



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H 127 x W 102 cm

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