I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Grimley as Head of the Humanities Division, effective immediately.
Dan has been serving as Interim Head since October and prior to that was Deputy Head of Division for two years and Associate Head (Research) for three years before that. He brings a wealth of administrative experience, deep knowledge of the Humanities at Oxford as well as a keen appreciation of the critical role the Humanities play in our national life.
A musicologist by training, Dan is a Fellow of Merton College and was educated at Kings College Cambridge. His monographs include books on Sibelius, Delius, Grieg and Carl Nielsen. He has been a professor at Oxford since 2009.
Dan has been deeply involved in the plans for the new Humanities Centre, he has been Chair of the Management Board of TORCH and has led the Humanities submission to the 2021 REF. He has brought to all of these roles energy, insight and deep commitment to Humanities scholarship. As Head of Division he will be a powerful advocate for the Humanities nationally and internationally and will be a key member of the senior leadership team of the University.