Freedom of Oxford for Catz Alumnus

Freedom of Oxford for Catz Alumnus

Alumnus and Honorary Fellow Professor Christopher Brown (1966, Modern History), Director of the Ashmolean Museum, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford to mark his retirement - one of just a small number of people to have been awarded this honour

The Lord Mayor of Oxford presented him with a ceremonial scroll at a ceremony held in Oxford Town Hall on 2 July 2014. The Freedom of the City of Oxford is awarded under two categories – persons of distinction or persons who have, in the opinion of the council, rendered eminent services to the city.

Professor Christopher Brown will retire from his post as Director of the Ashmolean on 30 September 2014 after serving in the position for sixteen years. The Ashmolean was founded in 1683 and is the oldest museum in Britain. It is also the most visited museum in the country outside of London.

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