Nicholas Wright (academic)

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Sir Nicholas Wright
Born (1945-02-24) February 24, 1945 (age 73)[1]
Alma mater Durham Medical School
Newcastle University

Sir Nicholas Alcwyn Wright is a British professor and medical doctor. He is the Warden of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.[2]

Wright attended Bristol Grammar School and Durham Medical School accepted him straight into the second year before he graduated in 1965 and proceeded to achieve two post-graduate degrees in pathology at Newcastle University.[3]

He was Professor of Pathology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School at the Hammersmith Hospital, and then became the Dean of the Royal Postgraduate Medical School before becoming the Deputy Principal of the Imperial College School of Medicine in 1998. Sir Nicholas has been Warden of Barts and The London since 2001. He is also Head of the Histopathology Unit at Cancer Research (UK) Ltd, President of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland and was the President of the British Society of Gastroenterology in 2003-04.

He was knighted in the New Year Honours list for 2006 "for services to medicine".[4]


  1. ^ "Prof Sir Nicholas Wright". Debretts. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Smd > Icms". Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ Professor Peter Mathieson, Dean of Medicine and Dentistry (2011-07-19). "Bristol University | News from the University | Professor Sir Nicholas Wright". Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood" (PDF). BBC. Retrieved 14 January 2013.