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Vice-Chancellor becomes Honorary Fellow

March 9, 2023

Professor Irene Tracey CBE, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Kellogg.

Previously Warden of Merton, the Vice-Chancellor is also Professor of Anaesthetic Neuroscience in the Nuffield Department of Neurosciences. Professor Tracey attended our Foundation Dinner on Saturday 4 March, telling College members and guests,

Since becoming Vice-Chancellor, one of the things I have been most delighted to learn about, and to have become more aware of, is Kellogg and everything that you have been doing, and particularly this College’s expertise in supporting lifelong learning and doing things differently in terms of how we teach and how we educate society, and how we change the world through the transformative power of education and that ability to buck the trend, even in an old institution like Oxford.”

Professor Tracey CBE giving the after dinner speech, Foundation Dinner March 2023

On her election to the Honorary Fellowship, she said:

It’s my greatest honour and pleasure to accept your invitation to become an Honorary Fellow of your college.”

She went on to say,

There is a commitment from the University to think about lifelong learning, to think about the different ways that we can contribute to really benefiting from the extraordinary talent pool that comes to us internationally as well as nationally, and who want to learn with us and then go out there into the world and make the world a better place. And Kellogg is a wonderful example of that and I applaud you. I will do everything I can in my tenure to support your aspirations.

Honorary Fellowships are awarded to those whom the College holds in high esteem. You can find a list all of our Fellows here.