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Master to retire

2 July 2024
Submitted by on 2 July 2024

Roger Mosey, master of Selwyn since 2013, will step down from the role in September 2025 in line with the college’s statutory retirement age. 

Roger is now the longest-serving head of house in Cambridge. During his time at Selwyn he oversaw the construction of the Bartlam Library and the Quarry Whitehouse auditorium, marking the completion of Ann’s Court. The college’s students have consistently been among the university’s highest achievers for good honours, and Selwyn has seen a record number of applications in recent years. 

Roger additionally undertakes a number of University of Cambridge roles, including serving on the Prevent and freedom of speech committee; the equality, diversity and inclusion committee; and as an advisor to successive vice-chancellors on communications. He is also a syndic of the Fitzwilliam Museum, a member of the sports committee and chairs the Centre for Family Research.

Janet O’Sullivan, vice-master, said: “Roger has been a wonderful master and will be sorely missed by Selwyn staff, students and fellows alike. He has presided over a highly successful period in the college’s history with wisdom, good humour and energy. His central role in the university has also been a great asset in college governance. We all wish him every happiness in the future and look forward to welcoming him back as an emeritus fellow.”

 Roger Mosey said: “Being at Selwyn has been a terrific experience, but by the autumn of next year I’ll be ready to leave Cambridge and I’m keen to have more time for my other interests. I’m deeply proud of everything the students, fellowship and staff have achieved at Selwyn in recent years, and I hope to have a long, continuing relationship with the college.”

 Selwyn will begin the search for a new master this summer, and hopes to appoint by early 2025.