Five Fellows of the British Academy have been conferred with Public Honours in the New Year 2019 Public Honours List. The list, published on Saturday 29 December, recognises outstanding achievements across the UK.
- Professor Robert Bartlett FBA FRSE, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews, has been awarded a CBE for services to history.
- Professor Ian John Deary FBA FRSE, Professor, Differential Psychology and Director at the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Social Sciences.
- Dame Rosalyn Higgins DBE QC, former President of the International Court of Justice, has been awarded a GBE for services to international law and justice.
- Professor David Noel Livingstone OBE FBA, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History, Queen's University Belfast, has been awarded a CBE for services to Scholarship in Geography, History of Science and Intellectual History.
- Professor John Christopher McCrudden FBA, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a CBE for services to Human Rights Law.
Alun Evans, Chief Executive and Secretary of the British Academy said:
"Being celebrated in the New Year’s Honours list is a magnificent achievement. I would like to congratulate all our Fellows who have been recognised for their services and expertise – they are richly deserved. These awards do not only highlight the strength and breadth of the British Academy's Fellowship, but they also demonstrate the significant contribution made by the humanities and social sciences to our national life."