Meet the Curators

The Curators oversee the ceremonial and governance functions, and monitor its use as a venue. They are the Vice-Chancellor, or a member of Congregation appointed to the chair by the Vice-Chancellor, the Proctors and Assessor, and three elected members of Congregation. All enquires to the Curators can be addressed by email to 
Dr Georgina Paul

Dr Georgina Paul

The Vice-Chancellor appointed Georgina as Chair of the Sheldonian Curators in September 2022, for a period of four years.
Georgina is Associate Professor in German in the Faculty of Modern Languages and Fellow and Tutor in German at St Hilda’s College. She is currently in her second term as Vice-Principal of St Hilda’s, and from April 2021 to January 2022 served as Acting Principal of the College. She is a literary scholar with expertise in contemporary German literature, especially poetry (and has recently worked on classical reception in contemporary German and English poetry). Beyond her professional and publication profile, she has wide personal interests in the arts and in music. She is looking forward to working with the Curators and other Oxford colleagues to extend the appeal and reach of the Sheldonian Theatre: to Oxford audiences, to visitors to our city, and to those interested in using this wonderful historic building as an event venue.

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Ms Genevieve J Garrido, Curator

Finance Manager of the Department of Economics. On completion of her MBA whilst working in corporate finance, Genevieve relocated to Oxford in 2006 and now considers this city her home.

Genevieve was elected in Trinity 2018 and will hold the post until Michaelmas 2024.






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Miss Gillian Hamnett

Supernumerary Fellow at Brasenose College, Director of Student Welfare and Support Services, and current DPhil. Student of the Faculty of Classics. Having studied at Newcastle University and then the University of Oxford receiving an MSt and MA, Gillian then went on to become a Senior Tutor at Wolfson College.  

As Director of Student Welfare and Support Services, Gillian is now responsible for the University Counselling Service and Disability Advisory Service.  She works closely with colleagues across the collegiate university on student welfare, including policy work and casework. Gillian continues to pursue her research on the history of insanity in the classical world and is focused on feigned madness. 

Gillian was elected in Trinity 2019 and will hold the post until Michaelmas 2025.


Dr Pegram Harrison, Curator

Dr Pegram Harrison is a lecturer in Management at Brasenose College, as well as a Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School. He conducts research on the leadership of heritage and cultural institutions, and teaches classes and leadership development programmes all over the world.  He has degrees from Yale, Cambridge and London, and has been a part of the University of Oxford since 2008.


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