An Oxford University historian has been announced as the new President of the British Academy.
Professor Sir David Cannadine will be its thirtieth President. He will take up office in July 2017 for a four year term, succeeding Lord Nicholas Stern.
Professor Cannadine is a modern British historian who was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1999. He is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, a Visiting Professor of History at Oxford University, and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Professor Cannadine said: 'I am hugely thrilled and honoured to be following Nick Stern as the next President of the British Academy. In more ways than one, these are challenging times, for the Academy, the people it represents and the values it embodies.'
At its Annual General Meeting (14 July 2016), the Academy also elected 42 distinguished UK academics as Fellows, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to research.
Among those are eight academics who have an affiliation with the University of Oxford.
Justice Kate O’Regan, a former judge in the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, has also been awarded an Honorary Fellowship.
The new Oxford Fellows are:
Professor Stephen Broadberry
Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford
Professor Patricia Clavin
Professor of International History, University of Oxford; Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford
Professor Judith Freedman
Pinsent Masons Professor of Taxation Law and Associate Dean for Development, University of Oxford; Director of Legal Research, Centre for Business Taxation; Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford
Professor Elizabeth Eva Leach
Professor of Music, University of Oxford
Mr Michael Macdonald
Research Associate, Faculty of Oriental Studies and Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford; Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
Professor Catherine Morgan
Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford; Professor of Classics and Archaeology, University of Oxford
Professor Duncan Snidal
Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford; Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
Professor Fiona Williams OBE
Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds; Research Associate, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford; Honorary Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia