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Dr Jane Sherwood

Roles and subjects

Supernumerary Fellow



Dr Jane Sherwood is a Supernumerary Fellow of Jesus College and Director of the Oxford University Language Centre.

Academic and Professional Background

I am currently the Director of the Oxford University Language Centre and Lead for Student Experience with the University’s Academic Administration Division. During 2020-21 I chaired the University’s new Student Experience Group as part of our Covid response.

My association with Jesus College began in 2003, when I joined the College as its first full-time Senior Tutor (which also incorporated the roles of Tutor for Admissions and Tutor for Graduates) and Official Fellow. I was elected a Hugh Price Fellow when I left that post in 2009. I was elected a Supernumerary Fellow in 2018.

I read Classics as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, followed by a DPhil in Ancient History. I then lectured in Classics and Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and worked as a research assistant, before joining Oxford’s University Administration and Services. I held a variety of posts, and was Deputy Head of Planning before joining the College as Senior Tutor in 2003. Since leaving that post, I have been the University’s Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding (2009-2016) and Director of the Oxford Learning Institute (2016-18).