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 
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Dr Andrew Fairweather-Tall

The Vice-Chancellor appointed Andrew as Chair of the Curators in September 2021. He served as an elected Congregation Curator of the Sheldonian from Trinity 2017 until then, and is also currently an elected Curator of the University Libraries.
He is Head of Research Support in the Humanities Division where he manages teams supporting research facilitation, heritage and creative industry partnerships, Digital Scholarship, impact and innovation. Andrew is currently a trustee of Oxford’s Arts at the Old Fire Station in George Street and a University-nominated trustee of the City of Oxford Charity.
He was awarded his doctorate in Imperial and Commonwealth History from Oxford University in 2002 and is a Senior Common Room member of St Catherine’s College where he was an undergraduate.



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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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