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Sir Francis Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen QC (born 8 August 1926) is a cross bench member of the House of Lords.

Educated at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford, he was Warden of All Souls College, Oxford from 1977 until 1995, where he has been an Honorary Fellow since 1995. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1985 till 1989. He was made a Life Peer as Baron Neill of Bladen, of Briantspuddle in the County of Dorset in 1997. He became a barrister in 1951 and a QC in 1966, and is now head of chambers of Serle Court, in Lincoln's Inn.

He is the younger brother of The Rt Hon Sir Brian Neill, a former Court of Appeal judge.

Media offices
Preceded by
Hartley Shawcross
Chairman of the Press Council
Succeeded by
Zelman Cowen
Academic offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Warnock
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Richard Southwood


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