I am a theoretical chemist by background and have been Provost since 2008. As such, I am responsible, in an overarching way, for everything that happens in the College, and I chair academic, financial and domestic committees. I also meet with the College’s undergraduate and graduate students individually and at various formal and informal events, and welcome their feedback about their lives in the College. I currently have a role in the wider University as the Chair of the Conference of Colleges, the body which helps the 38 colleges and 6 private halls to act collectively on issues that matter to them. This also sees me sitting on most of the University’s major committees. I am a pro-Vice Chancellor, standing in for the VC in various capacities when he is unavailable.