Letter: Durham's first

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Sir: We were delighted to hear that Rabbi Julia Neuberger has become chancellor of the University of Ulster ('Double First', 26 January), but would like to point out that a non-royal female chancellor has already been appointed in a UK university, namely the late Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias.

She was installed as chancellor of the University of Durham in 1982 and held office until her unfortunate death in 1991.

Yours faithfully,


Information Office

University of Durham