LMH is delighted to announce the appointment of nine new Visiting Fellows for a three year term (2019-22), and the appointment of Emma Watson as an Associate Fellow.

The Visiting Fellows are people drawn from a variety of backgrounds, callings and professions who will form a bridge between LMH’s academic community and the worlds they inhabit and represent. We are most grateful to our previous Visiting Fellows (2016-19) who contributed so much insight, knowledge and understanding within their specialist fields and culturally enhanced the life of the College.

As an Associate Fellow, Emma Watson, will continue her valuable work with the College with particular emphasis on promoting gender equality and women’s rights. Emma was previously an LMH Visiting Fellow (2016-19).

The idea of having non-academic visiting fellows at an Oxford College is not entirely new. Lord Nuffield, in founding his own College, wanted people drawn from government, politics, civil service and other institutions to play a role in the life of Nuffield College.

Names were canvassed from LMH’s governing body, of people of distinction whom we admired and whom we felt could add to the intellectual and cultural life of LMH. Those appointed span subject areas including: environment, sport, history, the performing arts, literature, feminism, law and public service.

Alan Rusbridger, Principal of LMH, said: “We welcome all our new Visiting Fellows and Emma Watson who has now been appointed an Associate Fellow. We look forward to them contributing to the life of LMH and to debate, perform, challenge and otherwise engage with the fellows, tutors, staff and students.

“We can learn much from them and we hope they treasure their time with us.”

LMH Visiting Fellows (2019-22)

Kwame Kwei-Armah - Actor, playwright, director, singer and broadcaster

Elinor Frey - Cellist

Keeley Foster - Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the London Fire Brigade

Stephen Hough - Pianist, composer, writer

Baroness Hale of Richmond – President of the Supreme Court

Gary Lineker – Former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster

David Olusoga – Historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker

Kamila Shamsie – Author

James Thornton – Environmental lawyer, social entrepreneur and writer

For more information about our Visiting Fellows, click here.

Associate Fellow

Emma Watson – Actor and activist, Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN women, promoter of gender equality and women’s rights (Photo by Amaal Said @amaalsaid)