Peter Toyne (academic)
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|Professor Peter Toyne
|High Sheriff of Merseyside|
|Preceded by||William David Fulton, JP, DL|
|1st Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University|
|Chancellor||Henry E. Cotton, Esq
John Moores, CBE
Cherie Blair, QC
|Succeeded by||Prof. Michael Brown, CBE|
|Spouse(s)||Angela Toyne, JP|
|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
Early life and education
Toyne was born in 1939, near Rotherham. He was offered a place, and educated at Ripon Grammar School, where he became head boy and sang in the cathedral choir. Late he attended the University of Bristol where he studied geography.
Peter Toyne was a senior lecturer in geography at the University of Exeter before deciding to leave in 1978 in order to become head of Bishop Otter College, Chichester, and then later becoming Rector of North East London Polytechnic (now: University of East London).
In 1986, he left South England for Liverpool, where he became the founding First Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. At the time of his moving to Liverpool, the city was at its lowest; however Toyne became involved with the city, including taking an interest in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral where he became a council member and Life President of the Liverpool Organists Association, President of the Liverpool YMCA, Chairman of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society and Honorary Colonel of 33 Signal TA Regiment. Toyne later helped to co-author and chair Liverpool's bid for the 2008 European Capital of Culture.
- "Fighting for talent that now goes to waste". The Independent. 4 March 1993. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
|Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University
Prof. Michael Brown