Daniel Grimley appointed Head of Humanities Division

Professor Daniel Grimley, Douglas Algar Fellow and Tutor in Music at Merton, has been appointed as Head of the Humanities Division at the University of Oxford.

Announcing the appointment, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, said:

"Dan brings a wealth of administrative experience, deep knowledge of the Humanities at Oxford as well as a keen appreciation of the critical role the Humanities play in our national life.

Dan has been deeply involved in the plans for the new Humanities Centre, he has been Chair of the Management Board of TORCH and has led the Humanities submission to the 2021 REF. He has brought to all of these roles energy, insight and deep commitment to Humanities scholarship. As Head of Division he will be a powerful advocate for the Humanities nationally and internationally and will be a key member of the senior leadership team of the University."

Professor Grimley has been serving as Interim Head of the Division since October 2021; prior to that he was Deputy Head of Division for two years, and Associate Head (Research) for three years before that. He is a musicologist by training, and was educated at King's College Cambridge. His monographs include books on Sibelius, Delius, Grieg and Carl Nielsen. He has been a professor at Oxford since 2009.