Wadham Fellow honoured by British Academy

22nd July 2013

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Colin Mayer, Professorial Fellow in Management Studies is elected as Fellow of the British Academy.

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Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School and Fellow of Wadham College has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.

At its Annual General Meeting (18 July 2013), the British Academy elected 42 new Fellows from 18 different UK universities, each of them a highly distinguished academic, recognised for their ++outstanding research and work across the humanities and social sciences. The new Fellows span the full range of the Academy's subject areas from history to psychology, economics to law, literature to philosophy and languages to archaeology.

Professor Mayer said: “It is a great honour and privilege to have been elected a Fellow of this prestigious institution.  I look forward to contributing to the work of the Academy in promoting the humanities and social sciences, including in the fields of business and management which today exert such important influences on our lives and societies.”

 

I look forward to contributing to the work of the Academy in promoting the humanities and social sciences, including in the fields of business and management which today exert such important influences on our lives and societies.

Colin Mayer

Lord Stern, new President of the British Academy, said: “The humanities and social sciences celebrate the study of what it means to be human and how we relate to the world around us. They can also help us tackle many of the challenges faced in this country and the world as a whole. Our new Fellows, from across the UK and world, are world-class experts in the humanities and social sciences and can play a vital role in sustaining the Academy’s activities – helping select researchers and research projects for funding support, contributing to policy reports and speaking at the Academy’s public events.”

The Academy also elected 15 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities. In addition, it elected Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC and Robert B Silvers as Honorary Fellows.

The British Academy is the UK’s national body which champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It is an independent, self-governing fellowship of scholars, elected for their distinction in research and publication.