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SOAS Alumni Podcast: Johnathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor CBE, chairman of the Booker Prize Foundation, was a member of the
SOAS Governing Body for 17 years, from 1988 to 2005, and served as its chair for the last
six of those years.
Awarded an Honorary Fellowship in July 2010 by SOAS for his distinguished service to the
School, Mr Taylor’s professional and personal life reflect the values of the SOAS community:
a lifelong love of books; a belief in a diverse, academically rigorous education; and a
commitment to seeking greater international understanding and cooperation among nations,
individuals and institutions.