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

2023-24 council

Professor Julia Black CBE

President of the British Academy


Professor Simon Swain FBA

Vice-President (Research and Higher Education Policy)

Professor Cyprian Broodbank FBA

Vice-President (British International Research Institutes)

Professor Felix Driver FBA

Ordinary Member

Professor Marianne Elliott OBE

Ordinary Member

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