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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy

Since its earliest years, the British Academy has published extended obituaries (memoirs) of deceased Fellows of the British Academy. Collectively the biographical memoirs of the British Academy make up a chapter in the intellectual history of Britain, and are used as a source by biographers and historians.

For more on the background, see the article on 'Biographical Memoirs of British Academy Fellows', by Professor Peter Marshall FBA (British Academy Review, June 2008)


Up to 2011, these memoirs were published annually within the Proceedings of the British Academy series.
Memoirs published in volumes 51-111 (1966-2001) of the Proceedings are now available to download from the open-access online archive.
Memoirs published in Proceedings volumes between 2002 and 2011 are available via British Academy Scholarship Online.


From 2012, memoirs are published in a separate series of Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy - building into an open-access online resource, but also still available in an annual print volume.


Biographical memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XV
(publication in progress 2016)
Click for open access to the PDF files of the Memoirs published so far

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIV (published 2015)
Click for open access to the PDF files of the 26 Memoirs
A printed copy of the whole volume can be purchased through Oxford University Press.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIII (published 2014)
Click for open access to the PDF files of the 20 Memoirs
A printed copy of the whole volume can be purchased through Oxford University Press.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XII (published 2013)
Click for open access to the PDF files of the 17 Memoirs
A printed copy of the whole volume can be purchased through Oxford University Press.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XI (published 2012)
Click for open access to the PDF files of the 23 Memoirs
A printed copy of the whole volume can be purchased through Oxford University Press.