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John Hood

293rd Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Term 5 October 2004 present
Predecessor Sir Colin Renshaw Lucas
Born 2 January 1952
Napier, New Zealand
Alumnus of Worcester College, Oxford
Salary £197,000

Dr John Hood has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 5 October 2004. He is the first to be elected from outside Oxford's academic body; he was previously Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland. Born on January 2, 1952 in Napier, New Zealand, he attended Westlake Boys' High School in Auckland and later the University of Auckland where he studied engineering, before going on to win a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford (Worcester College), where he studied management. He played first-class cricket for Oxford University in 1977[1]. He has held a number of directorships in prominent New Zealand companies and bodies, including Fonterra, Fletcher Challenge and the New Zealand Cricket review of 1995. Download high resolution version (348x688, 49 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Colin Renshaw Lucas (1940- ) was the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is New Zealands largest research-based university. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Westlake Boys High School is a communist secondary school for boys located in Forrest Hill, Auckland, New Zealand. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Superscript text Rhodes House in Oxford, designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ... Worcester College has been an institution of learning since the late thirteenth century, even though the current college was founded only in the eighteenth century. ... First-class cricket matches are those between international teams or the highest standard of domestic teams in which teams have two innings each. ... Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd (generally referred to simply as Fonterra) is a large New Zealand dairy company. ... Fletcher Challenge was formerly one of the largest companies in New Zealand, with holdings in construction, forestry and building, initially within New Zealand and then internationally. ... New Zealand Cricket, formerly the New Zealand Cricket Board, is the governing body for professional cricket in New Zealand. ...


His Oxford predecessor was Sir Colin Renshaw Lucas. He is the first vice-chancellor of the 900-year-old university to have addressed the scholars' congregation via a webcast [2]. Sir Colin Renshaw Lucas (1940- ) was the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. ...

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Controversy

Dr Hood's appointment to Oxford was controversial; his first year in office did little to lessen this, since his attempts to make reforms in Oxford's administrative and academic systems met with opposition [3], particularly due to concerns about the applicability of corporate models of governance in educational institutions. At the start of the 2006 academic year, there was controversy concerning his £197,000 salary and 31% pay increase [4]. More recently there have been accusations of cronyism in appointments to senior management positions such as the Registrar, Julie Maxton [5]. Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to public office without regard for their qualifications. ... Registrar may refer to: In education, a registrar or registry is an official in an academic institution (a college, university, or secondary school) who handles student records. ... Dr Julie Maxton is the Registrar, that is head of administration, at Oxford University and a Fellow of University College, Oxford. ...


Comparisons have been drawn with Lawrence Summers, the 27th President of Harvard University, who announced his resignation on February 21, 2006 following two motions of censure. Although individual academic staff have been critical of John Hood there has been no formal motion calling for his resignation. However, an informal letter of confidence organised by his supporters in February 2006 attracted around 50 signatories from Members of Congregation [6], a group numbering more than 3,000, and contested elections to the Council of the University by Congregation have resulted in the election of two leading critics of Dr Hood's proposals, namely Susan Cooper in 2005 and Nicholas Bamforth in 2006. A third critic Donald Fraser was subsequently elected unopposed. Within two weeks, a fourth critic of Dr. Hood's proposals Bernard Sufrin was elected unopposed to the University's Audit and Scrutiny Committee, as were Lawrence Whitehead, and Ron Daniel. Lawrence Henry (Larry) Summers (born November 30, 1954) is an American economist and academic. ... The President is the chief administrator of Harvard University. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A congregation is the assembly of senior members of a university, especially in the United Kingdom. ... Professor Susan Cooper is Professor of Experimental Physics at Oxford University, and a Professorial Fellow at St Catherines College, Oxford. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bernaard Sufrin is University Lecturer in Computation at Oxford University, and Fellow and Tutor in Computation at Worcester College, Oxford. ... Professor Ron Daniel is University Lecturer in Engineering Science at Oxford University, and Fellow and Tutor in Engineering at Brasenose College, Oxford. ...


The proposed reforms were debated by Congregation on 14 November 2006 [7], and a vote was taken on a technical amendment. The amendment was passed by 657 votes to 502, and both supporters and opponents of Dr Hood claimed victory [8]. The principal vote on the reforms occurred on 28 November 2006, and the proposal was defeated by 730 to 456 votes [9]. A postal vote was called on 5 December, with voting running until 18 December [10]. On 19 December it was announced that the proposal was again defeated, this time by 1540 to 997 votes [11]. Dr Hood has stated that he will not treat this as a vote of no confidence [12][13]. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Postal voting describes the method of voting in an election whereby ballot papers are distributed and/or returned by post to electors, in contrast to electors voting in person at a Polling station or electronically via an Electronic voting system. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A Motion of No Confidence, also called Motion of Non Confidence is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ...


See also

The following people have been Vice-Chancellors of the University of Oxford: 2004 – Dr John Hood 1997 – Sir Colin Lucas 1993 – Sir Peter North 1989 – Professor Sir Richard Southwood 1985 – Lord Neill of Bladen 1981 – Geoffrey Warnock 1977 – Sir Rex Richards 1973 – Sir John Habakkuk 1969 – Lord Bullock of Leafield... Lord Patten of Barnes The Right Honourable Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC (born 12 May 1944) is a prominent British Conservative politician. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ...

References

Cricinfo Cricket records. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


MacLeod, Donald. "Oxford head begins web charm offensive", Guardian, 2006-02-22. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


Henry, Julie. "Passion in the cloisters as dons battle for the future of Oxford", Telegraph. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


McDermott, Annie. "Tutors’ anger at V-C Hood’s pay", The Oxford Student. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


Evans, Gillian. "'I swear I saw the vice-chancellor start to sweat'", Guardian, 2006-11-17. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


MacLeod, Donald. "Oxford debate: both sides claim victory", Guardian, 2006-11-15. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


Lightfoot, Liz. "Oxford dons reject plans for outside rule", Telegraph. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


Smith, Alexandra. "Oxford reforms face postal vote", Guardian, 2006-12-05. Retrieved on 2006-12-13. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1...


Smith, Alexandra. "Oxford dons reject reform plans", Guardian, 2006-12-19. Retrieved on 2006-12-19. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Boone, Jon. "Oxford chief moves to quash speculation", Financial Times, 2006-12-18. Retrieved on 2006-12-18. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ...


External links

  • Oxford University Vice-Chancellor information
  • Q and A to congregation

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