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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)


Since 2012 the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy are posted online, building into an open-access resource.

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XVI (24 memoirs posted during 2017)

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XV (18 memoirs posted during 2016)

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIV (26 memoirs posted 3 December 2015)

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIII (20 memoirs posted 17 November 2014)

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XII (17 memoirs posted 21 November 2013)

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XI (23 memoirs posted 28 November 2012)

Each volume is also issued in print form at the end of the year.


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.
Biographical Memoirs published in Proceedings volumes between 2002 and 2011 are available via British Academy Scholarship Online.

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