This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle....[This] England that was wont to conquer others, hath made a shameful conquest of itself

Professor Sir Malcolm Grant

Thursday, 26 January 2023 5:30pm

Nelson

Nelson Golf Club

After 400 years, has Shakespeare’s famous speech now become an accurate summary of the past decade of British politics?

Sir Malcolm was born and educated in Oamaru, and studied Law at the University of Otago.  He became a law professor at Southampton and then University College London.  He was appointed to the Chair and headship of department of Land Economy at Cambridge and was subsequently elected Pro Vice Chancellor of the University.  In 2003 he was invited back to University College London as its President and Provost (Vice Chancellor).  He was appointed CBE for his academic work, and was knighted in 2013 for services to higher education. 

In 2011 he was appointed by the PM David Cameron to be the founding non-executive Chairman of the newly reformed NHS England.  He served a seven year term to November 2018.  The NHS (budget 115 bn pounds per annum; greater than NZ’s total GDP)) provides free healthcare at the point of clinical need to the entire 55m population of England.  Sir Malcolm is married with three children and six grandchildren.  He lives in London and has a holiday home in Nelson.  Three years ago, he spoke to us to the subject “Rethinking healthcare to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century.”

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After 400 years, has Shakespeare’s famous speech now become an accurate summary of the past decade of British politics?

Sir Malcolm was born and educated in Oamaru, and studied Law at the University of Otago.  He became a law professor at Southampton and then University College London.  He was appointed to the Chair and headship of department of Land Economy at Cambridge and was subsequently elected Pro Vice Chancellor of the University.  In 2003 he was invited back to University College London as its President and Provost (Vice Chancellor).  He was appointed CBE for his academic work, and was knighted in 2013 for services to higher education. 

In 2011 he was appointed by the PM David Cameron to be the founding non-executive Chairman of the newly reformed NHS England.  He served a seven year term to November 2018.  The NHS (budget 115 bn pounds per annum; greater than NZ’s total GDP)) provides free healthcare at the point of clinical need to the entire 55m population of England.  Sir Malcolm is married with three children and six grandchildren.  He lives in London and has a holiday home in Nelson.  Three years ago, he spoke to us to the subject “Rethinking healthcare to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century.”

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