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Vice-Chancellor's Office


About the Vice-Chancellorship

The Vice-Chancellor is the principal academic and administrative officer of the University. (S)he chairs the Council of the University, the General Board of the Faculties and the Finance Committee of the Council. Among the main tasks of the Vice-Chancellor are to:

  • provide leadership, academic and administrative to the whole University;
  • represent the University externally, both within the UK and overseas;
  • secure a financial base sufficient to allow the delivery of the University's mission, aims and objectives;
  • carry out certain important ceremonial and civic duties.


The Acting Vice-Chancellor

Dr Anthony Freeling


Dr Anthony Freeling

Dr Anthony Freeling became Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge on 1 October 2022.

Dr Freeling studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, between 1975 and 1984, completing an MA in Mathematics, an MPhil in Control Engineering and Operation Research, and a PhD in Decision Analysis and Behavioural Economics.

He was President of Hughes Hall from 2014 to July 2022, having initially become involved with the College as a Fellow and Trustee in 2008. As a member of the University Council and Chair of the Colleges Committee, he has extensive experience of the operation of the Collegiate University. Read more about Dr Freeling