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Oxford honours Bristol grad

Dr Henry Reece (BA 1974)

Dr Henry Reece (BA 1974)

28 September 2010

Bristol alumnus Dr Henry Reece (BA 1974) has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Oxford. This is in recognition of the contribution he made to the university during his eleven years (1998-2009) as Chief Executive of Oxford University Press (OUP).

Dr Henry Reece (BA 1974)

Bristol alumnus Dr Henry Reece (BA 1974) has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Oxford. This is in recognition of the contribution he made to the university during his eleven years (1998-2009) as Chief Executive of Oxford University Press (OUP).

Under his leadership, the OUP saw tremendous growth, consolidating its position as the largest university press in the world. The period saw substantial investment in the Oxford English Dictionary, the completion of the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the successful launch of a range of new online initiatives spearheaded by Oxford Scholarship Online, and a massive expansion of OUP’s reach in countries such as India, China, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Poland, Brazil, and Korea.

Dr Reece took his degree of D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford in 1981. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford.