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British Academy Wolfson Professorships

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Launch of British Academy Wolfson Professorships

The award recognises the most outstanding, established scholars in the UK and enables them to concentrate on a specific research programme while freed from teaching and administrative commitments. Just four of these exceptional awards were made this year, to scholars from Manchester and Cambridge:

Professor Nicholas Cook: FBA Musical encounters: studies in relational musicology.

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie: FBA Human Capital and Economic Outcomes in a European Developing Economy, c. 1600 – c. 1900.

Professor Peter Wade: Race nation and genomics: biology and society.

Professor Alan Williams: The Restitution of Rumi's Masnavi.

On 3 December 2013, the launch will be celebrated with a special reception at the British Academy.

The Wolfson Foundation is a charitable foundation that awards grants to back excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, the arts and humanities.