First female elected to British Academy

Sunday 3 August 2003

The first female academic from the University of St Andrews has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.

Professor Sarah Broadie of the University’s School of Philosophical and Anthropological Studies is one of 35 (and the only philosopher) in the UK to be elected to the Academy this year in recognition of high scholarly distinction.

A Professor of Moral Philosophy, Sarah Broadie (previously Sarah Waterlow) is a specialist in Classical Philosophy. She has published extensively on Aristotle, but is interested in many areas of philosophy, modern and ancient.

Upon her election, she said: ‘It is a particular pleasure to be a St Andrean honoured by the British Academy.’

Sarah Broadie taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Texas at Austin, Yale, Rutgers, and Princeton, before joining the Departments of Philosophy at St Andrew in 2001.She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Earlier this year she gave the Nellie Wallace lectures at the University of Oxford. Founded in 1902, the British Academy is the national academy for the humanities and social sciences. It is the counterpart of the Royal Society which covers the natural sciences. The British Academy is an independent learned society with responsibility by Royal Charter for promoting research and scholarship in all branches of humane and social studies, from philosophy, language, literature and history to economics, law, sociology, geography and politics.

Election to Fellowship of the British Academy is in recognition of high scholarly distinction in some branch of the humanities or social sciences, as evidenced by published work.

The new Fellows were officially elected at the Academy’s Annual General Meeting this month.


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