Professor Sir Drummond Bone was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool from 1 September 2002 until September 2008. Previously he was the President of Universities UK, Principal of Royal Holloway College, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of London, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and, later, Vice-Principal of Glasgow University.
He is an acknowledged expert of Lord Byron's work and is Vice-President of the Byron Society, and a member of the Steering Group of the Council for College and University English, a Fellow of the English Association, and an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Educated at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford, he was knighted in the 2008 Birthday Honours for services to Higher Education and the regeneration of the North-West.
He is currently master of Balliol College, University of Oxford.