James Wright (academic)

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James Robertson Graeme Wright CBE (born 14 June 1939) is a former Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University.


Educated at Inverness Royal Academy, the High School of Dundee and the University of Edinburgh, Wright became a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in 1966.[1] He went on to be a Fellow at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 1978, Secretary-General of Faculties at the University of Cambridge in 1987 and Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University in 1991.[1]

After retiring from Newcastle University in 2000 he became Chairman of Age Concern.[2]


  1. ^ a b Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4081-1414-8
  2. ^ "New boss for Age Concern England". Age Concern. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Laurence Martin
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Succeeded by
Christopher Edwards