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Dr Richard Anthony

Fellow, Bursar

Richard Anthony is the Bursar of Jesus College.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh.
  • PhD, Economic and Social History, University of Edinburgh.

Awards and prizes

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Richard Anthony was brought up and went to school in Cambridge. He studied Economic and Social History as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Edinburgh, completing his PhD on modern British rural history in 1993. He trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG in London and worked in corporate finance for EDF Energy and Arthur Andersen. He then spent eight years working for a family office and at C. Hoare & Co, the City-based private bank.

In 2010 Richard became Bursar and Development Director of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is currently an elected member of the University Council, the principal executive and policy-making body of the University of Cambridge. He is also a non-executive member of the West and North West Cambridge Board, which oversees the University’s major developments in West and North West Cambridge.

Richard was appointed Bursar of Jesus College in April 2017.

Richard was previously a member of the National Trust’s East of England Regional Advisory Board, and in 2004 he managed the merger of two children’s cancer charities to form CLIC Sargent.

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