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Professor Pauline Allen Elected to the British Academy

Congratulations to Professor Pauline Allen, who has been Elected as a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. The British Academy was established in 1902 and is the United Kingdom’s peak national body for the humanities and social sciences, having a role in funding and contributing to public policy debate. The more than 1,300 Fellows represent the most distinguished scholars in the relevant fields.

Professor Dermot Nestor, Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, said: ‘That such an honour should be bestowed upon Professor Allen, one of the University’s most celebrated and decorated scholars, is both fitting and appropriate. Along with Professor Peter Bellwood, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at ANU, Professor Allen was one of only two Australians honoured by election in 2016 in a total of 66 new Fellows. Professor Allen joins an elite group of a handful of other Australians who have been so honoured as corresponding fellows. I offer my sincere and heartfelt congratulations on this most notable and richly deserved achievement’.

Other fellows in the Theology and Religious Studies section include Lord Williams of Oystermouth (former Archbishop of Canterbury), Emeritus Professor Sebastian Brock from Oxford, Professor Peter Schäfer from Princeton, Emeritus Professor Wayne Meeks from Yale, Professor Martin Goodman from Oxford, Emerita Professor Frances Young from Birmingham, Emeritus Professor Andrew Louth from Durham, Emeritus Professor Timothy Barnes from Toronto, Professor Judith Lieu from Cambridge, Emerita Professor Gillian Clark (the section chair) from Bristol, Professor William Horbury from Cambridge, Emeritus Professor Richard Bauckham from St Andrews, Emeritus Professor James Dunn from Durham, and Professor Simon Schama from Columbia.

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