Professor Peter Mathieson, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), became the latest figure to be made an Honorary Fellow of Hughes Hall last night (16 February). He succeeds Professor Tsui Lap-chee as VC of HKU and now joins him as an Honorary Fellow of the College. An invited audience of students and alumni with links to HKU and Fellows joined Professor Mathieson for a dinner in his honour in the Peter Richards room after the ceremony. His appointment is the latest in a proud tradition of strong links between Hughes Hall and HKU.
A nephrologist specialising in autoimmune renal disease, Professor Mathieson was previously at the University of Bristol, and prior to this was Director of Studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He joins a prestigious group of Honorary Fellows including Hermann Hauser, the technology entrepreneur who founded Acorn Computers; the former President of the Supreme Court, Lord Philips of Worth Matravers; and jazz artist Dame Cleo Laine.