Statement regarding Professor Jan Joosten

As of Friday 3rd July, Professor Jan Joosten, who was Regius Professor of Hebrew, will no longer be employed by the University. On 18th June, he had been convicted for being in possession of images of child pornography. The news of his offences came as a great surprise and shock to our academic community, and has had a profound impact upon the students and staff with whom he worked. We utterly condemn his crimes and express our deep concern for the victims of this abuse and exploitation. We have informed students and staff in the Faculty of this development and reminded them of the support available.