This week we welcome (or welcome back) many students to King's, but we also see Professor Michael Proctor retire after ten years as Provost.
His contribution to King's has been extraordinary, and he has the warmest thanks of the College and the entire King's community.
In the latest issue of 'King's Parade', he summarised his long tenure as Provost:
"I have chaired innumerable meetings and committees; met with thousands of King’s members all over the world; read to an audience of tens of millions at the 'Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols'; and eaten my fair share of excellent dinners in the Hall! I have also got to know our outstanding Fellows, a great number of students, and many dedicated staff, without whom the College would quickly grind to a halt.
It has been a humbling experience for me to see how much this most unusual of Colleges, with its rollercoaster history, its famous alumni and its progressive and informal atmosphere, is so much loved by those who have come into contact with it."
Professor Proctor is succeeded by Dr Gillian Tett, who will be meeting the Class of 2023 at the weekend.
📷 by Stephen Bond for 'King's Parade'.