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City Magazine 2014

From the Square Mile to the Middle East

City's new Chancellor

In November 2013, City University London joined Worshipful Companies, the armed forces, charities and musical bands from near and far in a three and a half mile celebration of the appointment of Alderman Fiona Woolf as Lord Mayor of London. Only the second woman to hold the post of Lord Mayor, Alderman Woolf was formally welcomed as City's Chancellor at the University's degree congregation in January 2014, when she was awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa.

Since 1966, when the unique relationship between the University and the City of London was established, successive Lord Mayors have flown the flag for City, championing our research, education and enterprise. Alderman Woolf is certainly no exception and in her first six months in office, she and her consort, Nicholas Woolf, have already made their mark on the University. The Lord Mayor's Charity Leadership Programme, organised by Nicholas and run in collaboration with Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness, comprises a series of lectures, conferences and debates designed to promote excellence in charity leadership.

The Lord Mayor also visited City's overseas campus in Dubai, where she met Cass alumni, students, staff and members of the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC). She praised the Dubai Centre's emergence as an educational hub for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), noting that the current Executive MBA cohort has students of over 20 different nationalities.