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Council is the overarching governing body of the Academy. It is made up of the President, the Vice-Presidents, and 15 Ordinary Members.

Membership in 2019-20:

Professor Sir David CannadineChair: Professor Sir David CannadinePresident

Professor Dominic AbramsProfessor Dominic AbramsVice-President (Social Sciences) 

Simon Goldhill FBAProfessor Simon GoldhillForeign Secretary

Professor Aditi LahiriProfessor Aditi LahiriVice-President (Humanities)

Simon Swain FBAProfessor Simon SwainVice-President (Research and Higher Education Policy)

Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCullochRevd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch KtVice-President (Public Engagement)

Professor Genevra RichardsonProfessor Genevra RichardsonVice-President (Public Policy)

Professor Hamish ScottProfessor Hamish ScottVice-President (Publications)

Professor Charles TrippProfessor Charles TrippVice-President (British International Research Institutes)

Professor Sarah WorthingtonProfessor Sarah WorthingtonTreasurer

Ordinary Members
Professor Julia Barrow
Professor Christine Bell
Professor Sarah Birch
Professor Julian Birkinshaw
Professor Joanna Bourke
Professor Stella Bruzzi
Professor Eleanor Dickey
Professor Jane Humphries
Professor Simon Keay 
Professor Tony Manstead
Professor Jane Millar
Professor Michael Moriarty
Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams
Professor Annett Volfing
Professor Sarah Whatmore

Hetan Shah, Chief Executive