Professor Glen Dudbridge: a tribute

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Monday 13 February

The College was deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Emeritus Fellow Professor Glen Dudbridge.

Professor Dudbridge was a scholar of Chinese literature and culture from the 8th to the 17th century A.D. He was Professor of Chinese at the University of Cambridge from 1985 to 1989, then at the University of Oxford until 2005, becoming Shaw Professor in 1993. He received his B.A. Degree in Chinese from the University of Cambridge in 1962 and studied in the New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies, Hong Kong 1963 to 1964. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1967. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Academic Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and President of the European Association for Chinese Studies from 1998 to 2002.

Professor Dame Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College, said: “Glen Dudbridge was a distinguished scholar, a devoted member of Wolfson College, and a gentle and generous friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by colleagues and friends and by all at Wolfson.

Professor Dudbridge was a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson from 1966 to 1985.