Robin Fletcher

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  United Kingdom
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Team competition

Robin Anthony Fletcher OBE DSC (30 May 1922 – 15 January 2016)[1] was a British academic administrator, and a British field hockey player who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the British field hockey team which won the bronze medal. He played all three matches as forward.

Fletcher was a scholar of modern Greek who was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1950 to 1989, and later became an emeritus Fellow. Between 1951 and 1974 he combined the position of Domestic Bursar with a university lectureship in modern Greek.[2] From 1980 to 1989 he served as Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, responsible for the running of the Rhodes Scholarship. His memoirs, A Favouring Wind: A passage within and without academia, were published in 2007. His wife Jinny died in July 2010.[3] Portraits of Fletcher hang in Rhodes House, Oxford, and Trinity College, Oxford.[4]


  1. ^ "Obituaries - The Rhodes Scholarships". Archived from the original on 2016-08-26. Retrieved 2016-02-01. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Oneltd. "Trinity College – Fellows and College Officers". Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  3. ^ "Rhodes House - Home of The Rhodes Scholarships". 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
  4. ^ "Your Paintings : Robin Fletcher (b.1922)". Art UK. Retrieved 2016-02-01.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Edgar Williams
Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford
Succeeded by
Sir Anthony Kenny