The College is pleased to announce that Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt has on 1st August 2015 taken office as Principal of Jesus College, following the retirement of Lord Krebs.

Prof Shadbolt was previously Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton.  He has been an advisor to the United Kingdom government across a range of data-related topics since 2009. In 2012, with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Sir Nigel founded the Open Data Institute. He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2013 for services to science and engineering. In addition to his role at the College, Sir Nigel will also continue his scientific research, taking up a professorship at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science.