British academy

Who are the British Academy?

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.



Professor Nicholas Stern (Lord Stern of Brentford) is a leading British economist and academic, renowned for the ground-breaking Stern Review on the economics of climate change published in 2006. More about British Academy President, Lord Stern of Brentford.

Officers and Council Members
The Council is the governing body of the Academy. 

Find out more about the committees of the British Academy.
Directory of Fellows
The British Academy Fellowship is around 1,300 scholars elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences.

  Alun Evans


Chief Executive
Alun Evans became British Academy Chief Executive in July 2015. More about Chief Executive, Alun Evans.

Senior Management Team
Find out more about the British Academy's Senior Management Team.

Contact the British Academy
Find our telephone numbers and email addresses 

The British Academy has a data protection policy that is intended to establish a framework of controls that will facilitate compliance with the legal requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.