Emeritus Fellow Professor Gregory Hutchinson elected Fellow of the British Academy
The British Academy has elected 84 new Fellows to its membership, including Exeter College Emeritus Fellow in Classical Languages and Literature, Professor Gregory Hutchinson.
The British Academy is a fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics elected for their outstanding contributions to the social sciences, humanities and arts subjects.
Professor Gregory Hutchinson is currently Regius Professor of Greek in the Faculty of Classics. His research centres on Classical Antiquity, mainly Greek and Latin poetry and prose from c.750 BC to AD c.300.
On his election, Professor Hutchinson said: “I’m very honoured and happy to have been elected; it’s a great encouragement to learn more and understand better. I’m so lucky that I can study Greek and Latin literature, and talk about them with other people.”
Professor Julia Black FBA, President of the British Academy, said: “As the new President of the British Academy, it gives me great pleasure to welcome this new cohort of Fellows, who are as impressive as ever and remind us of the rich and diverse scholarship and research undertaken within the social sciences, humanities and the arts disciplines. I am very much looking forward to working with them on our shared interests.
“The need for humanities, social sciences and the arts subjects has never been greater. As Britain recovers from the pandemic and seeks to build back better, the insights from our diverse disciplines will be vital to ensure the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the UK and will continue to provide the cultural and societal enrichment that has sustained us over the last eighteen months. Our new Fellows embody the value of their subjects and I congratulate them warmly for their achievement.”