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Viscount Garry Runciman of Doxford FBA

About this Fellow



Current post

  • Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge; Past President of the British Academy

Past Appointments

  • Fellow, Trinity College University of Cambridge, 1959 - 1963
  • Chairman Royal Commission on Criminal Justice in England and Wales, Unknown Unknown, 1991 - 1993
  • Fellow, Trinity College University of Cambridge, 1971

British Academy Appointments

  • President, 2001 - 2005


Relative deprivation and social justice 1966, 1972

A treatise on social theory (3 vols) 1983, 1989, 1997

The theory of Cultural and Social Selection 2009

Plato's later epistemology 1962

The origin of human social institutions (_PBA_ 110, 2001)

Evolution of social behaviour patterns in primates and man (_PBA_ 88, 1996)

Other Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics Fellows

Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt

Complexity and power theories as well as theories of individual and group cognition related to heuristics, analogies, and integrative thinking. Strategy as 'simple rules', strategic interaction in novel markets and ecosystems, strategy making by boards

Professor Craig Calhoun

Social theory, political economy, and sociology addressing social movements, democratic politics and the public sphere, including nationalism, religion, secularism, universities and the history of social science

Professor Hugh Willmott

Critical studies of management; applications of social theory to management philosophies and practices; organizational change and control