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Monday 29 April 2024
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Jonathan Wolff Appointed Fellow of the British Academy

We are proud to announce that Professor Jonathan Wolff has been elected to the fellowship of the British Academy.

Professor Wolff is the Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College. His election to the British Academy earlier this year recognises his outstanding contribution to the field of political philosophy, which has focused particularly on inequality, global health ethics, and values in public policy. He is currently developing a new research programme on revitalising democracy and civil society.

“It’s hard to express what an honour and privilege it is to have been elected to the British Academy,” said Professor Wolff. “My work as a political philosopher, particularly as applied to public policy, draws on the work and achievements of many Fellows of the Academy, past and present, over a wide range of disciplines. It’s extraordinary now to be included among their number.”

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Professor Wolff joins a community of over 1,600 distinguished intellectuals, including the classicist Professor Dame Mary Beard, the historian Professor Rana Mitter and philosopher Professor Baroness Onora O’Neill. In a cohort of eighty-six new Fellows elected from around the world, Professor Wolff is one of twelve from Oxford, representing an exceptional year for the University.