Professor David Latchman, CBE

Professor David Latchman, CBE, is a leading UK university academic, author, and philanthropist. 

Charity and Commercial Work

Professor Latchman has a lengthy track record as a Fundraiser and Charity Supporter.


Professor Latchman took up his appointment as Master of Birkbeck and Professor of Genetics on 1st January 2003 and has served with distinction for 16 years.


Birkbeck is the UK’s leading provider of part-time evening Higher Education with a unique mission to widen access and promote lifelong learning amongst working Londoners. Professor Latchman has played a key role in steering Birkbeck through difficulties created by the focus of the UK funding system on 18-year old students studying for full-time three-year degrees.