David Glyndwr Tudor Williams

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Sir David Williams
QC, DL
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
In office
1989-1996
Chancellor HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Preceded by Michael McCrum
Succeeded by Alec Broers
Personal details
Born (1930-10-22)22 October 1930
Died 6 September 2009(2009-09-06) (aged 78)
Alma mater Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen
Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Sir David Glyndwr Tudor Williams, QC, DL (22 October 1930 – 6 September 2009[1]), was a barrister and the first full-time Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, 1989–1996.

He was first educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, and was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge (in History and Law). He was a Harkness Fellow at Berkeley and Harvard between 1956 and 1958.[2] He moved to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, from Keble College, Oxford in 1967 and was subsequently promoted to Reader in Public Law 1976-1980, before being appointed Rouse Ball Professor of English Law 1983-1992 and elected President of Wolfson College, Cambridge 1980-1992.

In 1989 he was appointed the first full-time Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. In 2007 he was appointed as the chancellor of Swansea University.[3]

Sir David had been awarded honorary degrees by a dozen institutions, including an honorary LLD from the University of Cambridge and a Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Western Ontario.

Sir David died from cancer on 6 September 2009 at the age of 78.[4]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Morrison
President of Wolfson College, Cambridge
1980–1992
Succeeded by
John Tusa
Preceded by
Michael McCrum
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
1989–1996
Succeeded by
Alec Broers