Maurice Shock

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The Maurice Shock Building at the University of Leicester, named after Sir Maurice Shock.

Sir Maurice Shock (born 15 April 1926) was a British university administrator and educationalist.

Maurice Shock was educated at King Edward VI Aston in Birmingham.

During his early career, Maurice Shock worked for British intelligence. He was a Fellow of University College, Oxford and was later made an Honorary Fellow of the college.[1] His academic publications include The Liberal Tradition: From Fox to Keynes (co-edited with Alan Bullock, 1967)[2] and related works.[3]

Maurice Shock served as the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Leicester from 1977 to 1987 and then became Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford until 1994. Maurice Shock was a member of the UK General Medical Council from 1989–99).[4] The Maurice Shock Building for medical sciences at the University of Leicester was named after him.[5]


  1. ^ Honorary Fellows.University College Record, October 2010, page 14.
  2. ^ Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967.
  3. ^ E.g., Maurice Shock, "Gladstone's Invasion of Egypt, 1882," History Today (1957), 7#6 pp 351-357.
  4. ^ Health as foreign policy, The Ditchley Foundation, 2002.
  5. ^ Maurice Shock Building (MSB) — University of Leicester, Flickr.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Vivian H. H. Green
Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Sir Eric Anderson