James Wright came to the College from Edinburgh University, where he had been a Lecturer in Latin. From 1987 to 1991 he was a Professorial Fellow while Secretary-General of the Faculties in the University. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1992 to 2000. In retirement, he has been a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and Chairman of Age Concern England and Age Scotland. He was appointed CBE in 2001 for services to Higher Education.
Former Bursar and Director of Studies in Classics (1979-87)