The British Academy has today elected 42 highly distinguished UK academics from 18 universities as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding research, taking the total number of living Fellows to over one thousand for the first time. At its Annual General Meeting (16 July 2015), the Academy welcomed the new Fellows whose research areas span the full range of the subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.
A total of 65 new Fellows were elected today, including 20 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities and three new Honorary Fellows:
- former Chief Executive of the British Library, Dame Lynne Brindley DBE, FRSA, now Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.
- Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE, FRSL, Professor of Contemporary Poetry, Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School, Manchester Metropolitan University and Poet Laureate.
- Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE, Founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
You can read a full list of the newly elected British Academy Fellows 2015 here.