Martin Cripps elected to British Academy

22 July 2011

Professor Martin Cripps of the Department of Economics, University College London, is one of only 38 academics to be elected a Fellow of the British Academy at its Annual General Meeting on 21 July.

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the promotion of the humanities and social sciences.  It is an independent, self-governing body of more than 900 Fellows, including Marina Warner, Seamus Heaney, Eric Hobsbawm and Lord Bragg.

The Academy’s President, Sir Adam Roberts, said,

‘I congratulate all the distinguished Fellows who have been elected to the Academy this year, on achieving this peer group recognition of the outstanding contribution they’ve made to scholarship and research in the humanities or social sciences.  Election is not only an honour, but also a beginning. I look forward to their active participation in the life and work of the Academy.’

Editor’s notes

  • The British Academy, established by Royal Charter in 1902, champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It aims to inspire, recognise and support excellence and high achievement across the UK and internationally.   For more information, please visit www.britac.ac.uk