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Simon Woolley

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Simon Woolley (b. 1961) became the first Black Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge.

Simon Woolley was born to a Windrush generation nurse who sent him to an orphanage when he was two years old. From the orphanage he was foster by Phillis and Dan Fox, who later adopted Simon.

Simon Woolley began his working life as an academic before moving into advertising. He then decided to go university.

He later became involved with British politics and served as a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Simon Woolley became Baron Woolley of Woodford on 14 October 2019.

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