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Collegiate Council

The Collegiate Council advises the Board of Trustees on strategic direction and is responsible for ensuring the proper discharge of academic affairs.

Collegiate Council Members:


  • The Vice-Chancellor (Professor Wendy Thomson)

Deputy Chair

  • The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professor Paul Layzell)

Head of Member Institutions

  • Professor David Latchman, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Professor Anthony Finkelstein CBE, City, University of London
  • Professor Deborah Swallow, The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Professor Frances Corner, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Professor Kristian Helin, The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Professor Shitij Kapur, King’s College London
  • Mr François Ortalo-Magné, London Business School
  • Dame Minouche Shafik, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Liam Smeeth, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Colin Bailey, Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Royal Academy of Music
  • Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Professor Paul Layzell, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Professor Stuart Reid, The Royal Veterinary College
  • Professor Adam Habib, SOAS University of London
  • Professor Jenny Higham, St George’s, University of London
  • Dr Michael Spence AC, UCL
  • Professor Jo Fox (interim), Dean of the School of Advanced Study
  • Professor Mary Stiasny, Chief Executive of the University of London Worldwide

Functions and constitution of the Collegiate Council [pdf]


Please note:  Some papers for consideration by the Board of Trustees/Collegiate Council, and sections of the recorded minutes, may be withheld from publication under the exemptions provided in the Freedom of Information Act 2000. A provisional exemption will be applied in the preparation of the minutes and referenced in the text.  In the event of a request being made for information withheld in the published minutes the University will take the required steps around the exemption, such as carrying out a public interest test, in making its response in accordance with the Act.