Executive Committee

The day-to-day running of the CDBU is managed by an Executive Committee formed of:

Gordon Campbell — Chair 

Gordon Campbell FBA is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University of Leicester. He is a former chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies and of the English Association. His interest in international issues in higher education has been shaped by visits to universities in some 70 countries.


Dorothy Bishop


Dorothy Bishop FBA FRS is Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at University of Oxford and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow. She conducts a program of research into developmental language disorders. She also has an interest in communication of science and academic issues via social media.

Tim Horder

Tim Horder is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Medical School working on embryology and evolution. He edits the Oxford Magazine, an independent magazine edited by and for members of the University.


Howard Hotson

Howard Hotson is Professor of Early Modern Intellectual History at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Anne’s College, President of the International Society for Intellectual History, and Director of the international and interdisciplinary research Project Cultures of Knowledge.



Peter Scott 

pscottProfessor Peter Scott has been Professor of Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London, since 2010. Prior to this he was the Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University, following on from his role as Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs at the University of Leeds. He was also Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Education. Before going to Leeds in 1992, he was for sixteen years Editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement.


Rowan Tomlinson

RowanRowan Tomlinson is Lecturer in French at Bristol University, where she also serves as Widening Participation officer for the School of Modern Languages. She specialises in Renaissance history and culture.


David Wolton – Treasurer and Membership Secretary

David Wolton is a publisher and long-term charity organiser.