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William Hague and Sir Christopher Geidt Elected Honorary Fellows

17th March 2016

High-Street

Magdalen College is very pleased to announce that William Hague and Sir Christopher Geidt have been elected Honorary Fellows.

William Hague was an undergraduate student at Magdalen from 1979-82 studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He had an outstanding career in politics and was Foreign Secretary from 2010-14. He was also First Secretary of State from 2010-15, and Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1997-2001. He was made Baron Hague of Richmond in 2015.

William Hague 2

Sir Christopher Geidt was a graduate student at Magdalen in 2000. He has been the Private Secretary to the Queen since 2007. He had a distinguished career in the diplomatic service having posts in Sarajevo, Geneva and Brussels. While in Sarajevo he played a significant role in negotiations leading to resolution of the Bosnian conflict. He was awarded the KCVO in 2011 and the KCB in 2014.

Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II Sir Christopher Geidt, at Buckingham Palace, London.