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Sir Christopher Owen Hum KCMG (born 27 January 1946) is the former UK Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and Master of a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.


Christopher Hum

United Kingdom Ambassador to People's Republic of China
In office
Preceded bySir Anthony Galsworthy
Succeeded bySir William Ehrman
Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
In office
Preceded byNeil McKendrick
Succeeded bySir Alan Fersht
Personal details
Born27 January 1946 (1946-01-27) (age 73)
Alma materPembroke College, Cambridge


Hum was educated at Berkhamsted School, a boarding independent school for boys in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, followed by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, where he read modern languages, and is now an Honorary Fellow.

Life and careerEdit

Hum was Her Majesty's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from the years 2002–2006. On 16 January 2006, he became the 41st Master of Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges of the University of Cambridge, until October 2012.

Personal lifeEdit

Hum is married with two children.

Offices heldEdit

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Anthony Galsworthy
British Ambassador
to China

Succeeded by
Sir William Ehrman
Academic offices
Preceded by
Neil McKendrick
Master of Gonville and Caius College,
University of Cambridge

Succeeded by
Sir Alan Fersht

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