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Sir Ivor named Honorary Fellow

Sir Ivor appointed at ACSSSir Ivor Crewe has been appointed an Honorary Fellow of Univ, having served as Master of Univ from 2008-2020. He began the University College North Oxford development, the College’s most ambitious development project for several centuries. Upon Sir Ivor’s retirement, Baroness Valerie Amos was appointed Master.

Before becoming Master of Univ, Sir Ivor was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1995 to 2007 where he had been the founding Director of its Institute of Social and Economic Research. He has been actively engaged for many years in influencing national higher education policy; he was President of Universities UK from 2003 to 2005 and was part of the Government’s Post-18 Education Review Panel in 2018-19. He was also President of the Academy of Social Sciences until 2020.

Sir Ivor has also written several books on British politics, particularly on elections. In 2013 he published The Blunders of our Governments with Anthony King, a study of major failures of domestic public policy in modern Britain. A revised and updated edition will be published in July 2021. While at Univ Sir Ivor provided live, insightful and incisive commentary for many elections, a tradition that Baroness Valerie Amos, Master of Univ, has continued with the recent US Election Breakfast Conversation.

Professor Peter Jezzard, Vice-Master and Herbert Dunhill Professor of Neuroimaging, said, “I am delighted that the College has bestowed on Sir Ivor the award of an Honorary Fellowship, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the leadership of the College during the twelve years of his Mastership. It is wonderful to know that he will continue his close association with the College via this new link.”

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