The Rt Hon Lord Sumption

OBE, PC, FSA, FRHistS, Hon FRAM

Deputy Chair of the Governing Body

Jonathan Sumption began his career as a history fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, and then changed to law. After 37 years at the bar he was appointed straight to the Supreme Court in January 2012. He is the author of a number of books about European medieval history and numerous judgments and lectures about English law. His role on the Academy's Governing Body satisfies a long-standing interest in the training and development of professional musicians and repaying something of the pleasure that their work has given him over the years.

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