Birkenhead Revisited?

From Sky Tower to dreaming spires: Oxford University today nominated NZer John Hood as its next vice-chancellor – the first to be chosen from outside the esteemed university in its 900-year history. Dr Hood gained an Engineering PhD from Auckland University, an MPhil at Oxford (as a Rhodes scholar at Worcester College), and worked in industry (at Fletcher Challenge) for 18 years before taking up the Auckland University vice- chancellorship. He holds board positions at Fonterra, ASB Bank, and chairs the Knowledge Wave Trust. Hood: “I am humbled to have been invited to lead Oxford, one of the world’s great universities.”

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