Sir Drummond Bone has been appointed Chair of the National Library of Scotland Board.
Educated at Ayr Academy, University of Glasgow and Balliol College, Oxford, Drummond Bone began his career as a professor of English. He has masters degrees from Glasgow and Oxford Universities, and doctorates from Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities. He also holds a number of honorary degrees in literature.
His extensive previous experience includes chairing the:
- Arts and Humanities Research Council
- Liverpool Capital of Culture Company
- UK Libraries Research Reserve Project
- Northern Way's Science and Innovation Committee.
Following a position as Senior Vice-Principal at University of Glasgow, Bone served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and as Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. He was Master of Balliol College, Oxford until 2018. He has also been consultant to many organisations in the Higher Education sector. Currently, Bone is the Chair of the Wordsworth Trust.
The four-year appointment will run from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2025.
1 October 2021