Chancellor - Governance - University of Derby

Our Chancellor

Lord Burlington The Chancellor of the University of Derby Lord William Burlington

The Chancellor is the non-executive ceremonial head of the University, who normally presides at meetings of the University Court and at official events, such as the awards ceremonies

The Chancellor is not a member of Governing Council or any of the committees of Council. However, they may occasionally be invited to take part in committees set up for special purposes.

Our current Chancellor, William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington was installed at a ceremony held in The Devonshire Dome, at the University’s Buxton Campus on Thursday 15 March 2018.

Chancellor's Installation Ceremony 2018

Previous Chancellors

2008 to 2018

The 12th Duke of Devonshire Peregrine Cavendish KCVO CBE DL HonDUniv HonMA

2003 to 2008

Professor Leslie Wagner CBE BA MA HonDUniv

1995 to 2003

Sir Christopher Ball MA HonDUniv HonDLitt HonEd FRSA

Further information

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