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David Glyndwr Tudor Williams


Sir David Glyndwr Tudor Williams, QC, DL 22 October 1930 – 6 September 2009, was a barrister and the first full-time Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, 1989–1996

He was first educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, and was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge in History and Law He was a Harkness Fellow at Berkeley and Harvard between 1956 and 1958 He moved to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from Keble College, Oxford in 1967 and was subsequently promoted to Reader in Public Law 1976-1980, before being appointed Rouse Ball Professor of English Law 1983-1992 and elected President of Wolfson College, Cambridge 1980-1992

In 1989 he was appointed the first full-time Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics from 1991 to 1994 In 2007 he was appointed as the chancellor of Swansea University

Sir David had been awarded honorary degrees by a dozen institutions, including an honorary LLD from the University of Cambridge and a Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Western Ontario

Sir David died from cancer on 6 September 2009 at the age of 78

In 2016, the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law named its building and a Chair in Public Law after him

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" Archived from the original on 2009-09-10 Retrieved 2009-09-08 
  2. ^ http://wwwvillanovaedu/artsci/assets/documents/academics/undergraduate/uga/nafa/SirDavidWilliamspdf
  3. ^ "Past Council Members" Nuffield Council on Bioethics Retrieved 21 April 2017 
  4. ^ Wolfson College News » Professor Sir David Williams inaugurated as Chancellor of Swansea University
  5. ^ Professor Sir David Williams: legal scholar The Times Retrieved on 29 September 2009
  6. ^ "Naming of the Law Faculty building | Faculty of Law" wwwlawcamacuk Retrieved 2017-05-04 
  7. ^ "Gift in honour of Sir David Williams | Faculty of Law" wwwlawcamacuk Retrieved 2017-05-04 

External links

  • Professor David Williams - Daily Telegraph obituary
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Morrison
President of Wolfson College, Cambridge
1980–1992
Succeeded by
John Tusa
Preceded by
Michael McCrum
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Alec Broers


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