Colin Bundy Biography
Colin Bundy recently retired from his post as the first Principal of Green Templeton College,
. Previously Warden of Green College, Bundy oversaw the merger of two colleges to launch Oxford’s newest graduate college. Before his Universityof Oxford Oxfordexperience, Bundy was Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand and Principal of the Schoolof Orientaland African Studies, . Universityof London
After undergraduate degrees in
South Africa, Bundy went to as a Rhodes Scholar. He was awarded an M Phil in American history and a D Phil on South African rural history. He subsequently taught in the Oxford UKand in South Africa, until in 1994 he fell amongst administrators, and served as Vice-Rector at UWC before moving as Vice-Chancellor to the University of the Witwatersrandin 1997.
He was a member of a generation of historians whose work substantially reinterpreted South African history. Best known for his Rise and Fall of a South African Peasantry, he has written extensively on South African history and politics. In recent years Professor Bundy has written on aspects of higher education.
Colin Bundy’s public service in
South Africaincluded chairing the UNESCO National Commission; being a member of the Council of the Robben Island Museumand of the Board of the HSRC; and chairing the board of the Workers Collegein . In the Cape Town he served as a member of the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and is a trustee of the Canon Collins Trust. Locally, he is President of the Oxford Centre of the National Trust and the UK branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Oxford