Andrew Hamilton

Topic:
YALE AND OXFORD: Links Over Several Centuries
Date: 14 February 2013


About the talk: In an early evening talk by Professor Andrew Hamilton, he discussed the latest developments in higher education on either side of the Atlantic. Prof Hamilton reflected on his three years as Vice Chancellor of Oxford and the 14 years at Yale that preceded it. He described the strong (and surprising!) links between these two great universities and will also provide some, possibly opinionated, views on the differences in university education between the UK and US. We were exceptionally privileged to welcome Prof Hamilton to the YCL Speaker Series.


About the speaker: Professor Andrew Hamilton was admitted as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford on 6 October 2009.  Professor Hamilton, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRS, read chemistry at the University of Exeter, received his PhD from Cambridge University, then spent a post-doctoral period at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, before teaching at Princeton and chairing the department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

He joined Yale in 1997 and was Provost of Yale from 2004 until October 2008. Achievements during his time as Provost included the acquisition of the West Campus, the re-establishment of the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science after a 40-year hiatus, a reform of the tenure process and the significant enhancement of the Yale undergraduate curriculum. In addition to serving as Provost he was Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. 


His research interests lie at the interface of organic and biological chemistry, with particular focus on the use of synthetic design for the understanding, mimicry and potential disruption of biological processes. Professor Hamilton’s academic achievements have been widely recognised internationally.

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