Congratulations to Professor Gordon Campbell

Posted by pt91 at Jul 22, 2011 03:05 PM |
The Professor of Renaissance Studies has joined a select group of Leicester colleagues as a Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Campbell now joins Professor Christopher Dyer of the Centre for English Local History and Professors Colin Haselgrove and David Mattingly, both in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, in holding this very special distinction.

The British Academy, established by Royal Charter in 1902, is the national academy for the humanities and the social sciences – the counterpart of the Royal Society, which covers the natural sciences. Professor Campbell’s election to the British Academy complements the recent election of Professor Stan Cowley of the Department of Physics and Astronomy to the Royal Society - this double in the same year is unique in the history of the University.

This distinction comes in the wake of the publication of Professor Campbell’s highly praised Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011 for the 400th anniversary of the KJV. And he’s been busy fellow (pun intended) because of it, with public talks lined up on both sides of the Atlantic for the rest of this year. Have a look at the King James Bible microsite for more details.

He also has a long relationship with the University in many roles besides his work in our School of English. He has worked as International Relations Adviser to the University since 1983 and as a Public Orator since 2004, delivering orations for several of the University’s honorary graduates only last week.

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