Christopher Hum

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Christopher Hum
United Kingdom Ambassador to People's Republic of China
In office
Preceded by Sir Anthony Galsworthy
Succeeded by Sir William Ehrman
Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
In office
Preceded by Neil McKendrick
Succeeded by Sir Alan Fersht
Personal details
Born 27 January 1946 (1946-01-27) (age 71)
Children 2
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge

Sir Christopher Owen Hum KCMG (born 27 January 1946) is the former UK Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and Master of a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.


Hum was educated at Berkhamsted School, a boarding independent school for boys in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, followed by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he read modern languages, and is now an Honorary Fellow.

Life and career[edit]

Hum was Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from the years 2002–2006. On 16 January 2006, he became the 41st Master of Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges of the University of Cambridge, until October 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Hum is married with two children.

Offices held[edit]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Galsworthy
British Ambassador
to China

Succeeded by
Sir William Ehrman
Academic offices
Preceded by
Neil McKendrick
Master of Gonville and Caius College,
University of Cambridge

Succeeded by
Sir Alan Fersht

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