David Goode Praelector

Mr David Goode


David Goode is the Praelector of Wolfson College, where his role is to matriculate all new members of the College - an ancient ceremony making them members of both the College and the University - and to present students, and sometimes other Fellows, for their degrees throughout the year in colourful and joyful ceremonies in the Senate-House.

David Goode Praelector

David’s main professional interests are in strategy and planning for the efficient and effective provision, support, and delivery of Information Services in the University of Cambridge’s Schools of Arts and Humanities and School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

He is a qualified Lean Practitioner, making extensive use of Lean philosophy and methodology for continuous business process improvement in IS in the Schools.

David is also interested in University governance, and has served several times on the University’s Board of Scrutiny, and was Secretary of the Board in 2017-2018, and Chair of the Board in 2018-2019.

He was Wolfson’s nomination as Proctor of the University, serving as Junior Pro-Proctor in 2014-2015, Senior Proctor in 2015-2016, and Deputy Senior Proctor and Acting (and, as it turns out, the last ever) Motor Proctor, in 2016-2017.

In January 2018 he became Wolfson’s Deputy Praelector, and Praelector from 1 October 2019.

Since 2011, David has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, an organisation born of the eighteenth-century Age of Enlightenment, which aims to enrich society through ideas and action, and deliver twenty-first-century Enlightenment.