Dr Jeremy Mynott

Emeritus Fellow

  • Formerly Chief Executive, Cambridge University Press

Dr Jeremy Mynott has been a Fellow of Wolfson College since 1999. He had more than 30 years experience in publishing and successively held positions at Cambridge University Press as Editor, Director of Humanities and Social Sciences, Publishing Development Director, Press Editorial Director, Managing Director (Publishing) and finally Chief Executive.

He was born in Colchester, Essex and undertook his secondary education at Colchester Royal Grammar School. He read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1964, MA 1968); taught at Magdalen College School, Oxford and at various language schools; and returned to Cambridge to complete a Ph.D in Philosophy (1968). He has contributed to a number of professional publications and conferences, served as an Elector to the Seeley Lectures in Cambridge, and has published a book on the place of birds in human culture (Birdscapes, Princeton University Press 2009). He is currently working on an edition and translation of Thucydides for the series '@Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought'.

His leisure interests include natural history (especially ornithology), philosophy, travel and village community activities.

Contact by email (link below) or by telephone (office) on 01223 330 828.

(Photo: Charlie Troman. Artist direction: Smith Ltd)