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Election of Master Draper - 24 July 2018

Professor Philip Ogden was elected Master Draper on 24 July 2018.

He was elected to the Court of Assistants in 2016, having been admitted to the Freedom of the Company by Redemption in 2009 and was called to the Livery in 2013.
Philip Ogden is emeritus Professor of Geography at Queen Mary University of London, where  he served as Vice Principal for the Humanities and Social Sciences from 1998-2006, Senior Vice Principal and later Senior Adviser to the Principal from 2006-2017 with particular responsibility for overseeing major capital projects.  
Until this year, Professor Ogden was Chairman of Governors at Bancroft’s School.  He also chaired the UK Higher Education Design Forum, which advises universities on campus development and is an adviser to the London Chamber Orchestra.
He has a wide range of recreational interests including classical music, opera, architecture and travel.