Sir Tim Lankester, KCB (born 15 April 1942)was President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, England
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as "Knights of the Bath". George I "erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order". He did not revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.
Corpus Christi College, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1517, it is the 12th oldest college in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £139 million as of 2017.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north-northwest. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
Lankester was educated at Monkton Combe School.
After Voluntary Service Overseas in British Honduras (1960–61), he went up to St John's College, Cambridge (BA Economics, MA, Honorary Fellow), before completing an MA at Yale University.
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British Honduras was a British Crown colony on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, from 1862 to 1964, then a self-governing colony, renamed Belize in June 1973, until September 1981, when it gained full independence as Belize. British Honduras was the last continental possession of the United Kingdom in the Americas.
St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The college was founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort. In constitutional terms, the college is a charitable corporation established by a charter dated 9 April 1511. The aims of the college, as specified by its statutes, are the promotion of education, religion, learning and research.
He worked for the World Bank, first in Washington, D.C., then in New Delhi (1970–73). From 1973 until 1995, he worked in the British Civil Service. He was Permanent Secretary at the Overseas Development Administration from 1989 until 1994. He left the British Civil Service after a brief spell in the Department for Education.
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Lankester sits on the board of the Aga Khan Foundation and the MBI Al Jaber Foundationin the United Kingdom.
The Aka Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, not-for-profit international development agency, which was founded in 1967 by Prince Shah Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV. AKF seeks to provide long-term solutions to problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill health in the poorest parts of South and Central Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, and the Middle East. In these regions, the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource-poor areas are given particular attention. The Foundation's activities often reinforce the work of other sister agencies within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). While these agencies are guided by different mandates pertaining to their respective fields of expertise, their activities are often coordinated with one another in order to "multiply" the overall effect that the Network has in any given place or community. AKF also collaborates with local, national and international partners in order to bring about sustainable improvements of life in the 19 countries in which it works. The Foundation's head office is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in 1994.
He was Director and Principal of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1996 until 2000and made an Honorary Fellow in 2002.
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He became President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2001 and retired in 2009.
Lankaster is Chairman of the Council of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicineand a member of the joint advisory board of the Georgetown University School of Foreign in Qatar.
Lankester is the Chair of the Wells Maltings Trust, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk.
Corpus Christi College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is notable as the only college founded by Cambridge townspeople: it was established in 1352 by the Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, making it the sixth-oldest college in Cambridge. With around 250 undergraduates and 200 postgraduates, it also has the second smallest student body of the traditional colleges of the University.
Professor Sir Alan Geoffrey Wilson FAcSS is a British mathematician and social scientist, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds and a professor at University College London.
Sir Hew Francis Anthony Strachan, is a British military historian, well known for his work on the administration of the British Army and the history of the First World War. He is currently Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, and a council member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland. Since May 2014, he has been Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale. Before moving to St Andrews, Strachan was the Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford.
Austin Lane Poole, FBA was a British mediaevalist.
Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club (CULRC) is the University rowing club for lightweight male oarsmen at the University of Cambridge. In past years it has fielded two crews to race against Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club (OULRC) in the Henley Boat Races: the lightweight Blue Boat and Granta, the lightweight reserve crew.
Richard John Carwardine, FRHistS, FBA, FLSW is a Welsh historian and academic. He specialises in American Politics and religion in the era of the American Civil War, he is best known for his work on Abraham Lincoln. He was President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 2010 to 2016.
Sir David Charles Clary, FRS is a British theoretical chemist. He has been president of Magdalen College, Oxford, since 2005.
David Malcolm Lewis was an English historian who was Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oxford.
Sir Keith Vivian Thomas, is a British historian of the early modern world based at Oxford University. He is best known as the author of Religion and the Decline of Magic and Man and the Natural World. From 1986 to 2000, he was President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
John Richard "Jaś" Elsner, is a British art historian and classicist, who in 2013 was Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford, based at Corpus Christi College, and Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. He is mainly known for his work on Roman art, including Late Antiquity and Byzantine art, as well as the historiography of art history, and is a prolific writer on these and other topics. Elsner has been described as "one of the most well-known figures in the field of ancient art history, respected for his notable erudition, extensive range of interests and expertise, his continuing productivity, and above all, for the originality of his mind", and by Shadi Bartsch, a colleague at Chicago, as "the predominant contemporary scholar of the relationship between classical art and ancient subjectivity".
Sir Steven Charles Cowley is a theoretical physicist and international authority on nuclear fusion and astrophysical plasmas. He has served as director of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) since 1 July 2018. Previously he served as president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, since October 2016. and head of the EURATOM / CCFE Fusion Association and chief executive officer of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA).
Simon John Godsill is professor of statistical signal processing at the University of Cambridge, and a professorial fellow at Corpus Christi College. He is also a member of the Centre for Science and Policy. His main area of research is Bayesian statistics and stochastic sampling methodologies, particularly particle filtering.
Michael Winterbottom, is an English classical scholar and author.
Professor John Peter Charles Roach, was a British historian, Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. As an academic, author, editor and historian, he made a significant contribution to the study of the History of Education. In 1967 he wrote a History of the City and University of Cambridge which at the time was considered by some to be the standard history of the University despite its intention to be merely an outline.
Anthony Teasdale, FAcSS, is Director General of the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services in the permanent administration of the European Parliament - or the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) as it is usually known - which serves members and committees as the in-house research centre and think tank of the Parliament.
Mark Whittow was a British historian, archaeologist, and academic, specialising in the Byzantine Empire. He was a university lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Fellow in Byzantine Studies at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Ursula Coope is a British professor of ancient philosophy. Since 2017, she holds the Professorship of Ancient Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford and is a professorial fellow of Keble College, Oxford. Previously she was a tutorial fellow and professor of ancient philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and global distinguished professor at New York University.
Stephen Harrison is a British classicist and Professor of Latin Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He specialises in the poetry of Virgil and Horace, the Roman novel and the reception of classical literature. Harrison has taught at the college since 1987 and is an occasional visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen and Trondheim.
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