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Prof. Gavin Flood's new appointment

Professor Gavin Flood
Prof. Gavin Flood

Big news for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies iss the appointment of OCHS Academic Director Prof. Gavin Flood as ‘Professor of Oxford University’.

You can be forgiven for asking, as we did, ‘wasn't he already a Professor?’ and the answer would be yes, since 2000 in fact.
But Oxford being Oxford, it has its own special Recognition of Distinction, the title of ‘Professor of Oxford University’ as opposed to the more run-of-the-mill Professor. Specifically, he is now Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion. It's a rare honour that reflects well on Gavin’s work and reminds us what a valuable asset we have in him.