Dr Fiona Hill, Chancellor
Fiona is the daughter of a coal miner who attended Bishop Barrington Comprehensive School in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. From an early age she was a high achiever academically with a thirst for learning, telling BBC Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs how she would sit on the stairs at home reading encyclopedias.
The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of Durham University. It is a high-profile role which includes official, pastoral, scholarly and ambassadorial duties. The Chancellor’s most public role is conferring degrees at Congregation. However, at Durham, the Chancellor traditionally plays an invaluable role in the life of our University by supporting staff, students and alumni, by presiding at events and promoting the University around the world.
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