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The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college.

The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college.

The first black woman has been appointed to lead an Oxbridge college.

Sonita Alleyne, 51, who has been elected as the next master of Jesus College, Cambridge, will also be its first female appointee and will take up the role from October.

Businesswoman and entrepreneur Ms Alleyne said it was "an honour to be elected to lead Jesus College".

"I left Cambridge 30 years ago, but it never left me. I am delighted to be returning," she said.

Brought up in East London, Ms Alleyne studied for her undergraduate degree in philosophy at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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