Former Vice-Chancellor Dies

2 October 2009

The former Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, Professor Sir David Williams, died last Monday after a period of ill health. Sir David served as the Cambridge Vice-Chancellor between 1989 and 1996, and was the Chancellor of Swansea University.  He read history and law at Cambridge before teaching at Oxford, Berkeley and Harvard. He was appointed an honorary QC in 1994. The Vice-Chancellor of Swansea has paid tribute, saying they will miss the “help, support and wise counsel” of Sir David, who was 79.