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Sir Tim Hitchens President Wolfson College, University of Oxford

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Sir Tim Hitchens is currently President of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Sir Tim Hitchens has over thirty years of experience as a diplomat, which have taken him to parts of the world as diverse as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and France. He has spent three years as Foreign and Commonwealth Office director for Africa, as well as four years as British Ambassador to Tokyo. Sir Tim Hitchens was the Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Summit Unit before his election as President, Wolfson College, Oxford. Born in 1962, Sir Tim Hitchens joined the Foreign Office in 1983. He trained in Japanese and worked in Tokyo (1985-89). Sir Time Hitchens has also served as Private Secretary to the Minister for Europe (1990-94) and as Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen (1998-2002).

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