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New Rector of Lincoln College appointed
18 Jul 12
Professor Henry Woudhuysen FBA has been elected Rector of Lincoln College. He will succeed Professor Paul Langford in September.
Professor Woudhuysen is currently Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Humanities at University College, London. He joined the Department of English at University College London in 1982. At UCL, he was Head of the English Department and, more recently, has served four years as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. His research interests lie in the literature of Renaissance England and in bibliography, palaeography, editing, and the history of the book. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.
Commenting on his election, Professor Woudhuysen said: 'I am tremendously excited about coming back to Lincoln and am looking forward a great deal to working with the College and all its members. I wanted to return to Lincoln because it welcomed me so warmly more than thirty years ago, because I admire its collegiate ethos, and because I wanted to do everything that I could to make sure that its tradition as a friendly and distinguished place of learning, teaching, and scholarship continues.'
Professor Henry Woudhuysen studied English as an undergraduate at Pembroke College, Oxford, and also received a DPhil in English from the University. He was then a Junior Research Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford for three years.
He was one of the General Editors of the third series of the Arden Shakespeare, and is a member of the Curators of the Oxford University Libraries, and a member of the Council of the Bibliographical Society. He has recently completed the Oxford Companion to the Book, a 1.1 million-word reference work covering the book in all countries.