Alison Fettes Richard

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Professor¹ Alison Fettes Richard (born in Kent, United Kingdom) is the current Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Richard was an undergraduate at Newnham College, Cambridge, before gaining a Ph.D. at the University of London, and went on to have an academic career in Anthropology.

From 1994 until 2002 she was Provost of Yale University, and was offered the post of Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge in 2003 following the end of Professor Alec Broers' seven year term.

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  1. Alison Richard gained her Professorship at Yale, not Cambridge, and University statutes indicate that she is not strictly entitled to use the title in office. However this slight technicality is ignored and she is referred to and uses the title Professor.

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