Onora O'Neill#

Onora ONeill
Email:oon20 'at' cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:2593
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1992-2006 Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Kantian ethics
  • Importance of trust and accountability in public life
  • Practical judgement and normativity
  • Ethics of communication (including media ethics)

Honours and Awards
  • President of the Aristotelian Society (1988-1989)
  • Member of the Animal Procedures Committee (1990-1994)
  • Chair of Nuffield Council on Bioethics (1996-1998)
  • Member and then acting chair of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission (1996-1999)
  • Member of the select committee on BBC Charter Review
  • Chair of the Nuffield Foundation (since 1997)
  • Trustee of Sense About Science (since 2002)
  • Trustee of the Ditchley Foundation
  • Trustee of the Gates Cambridge Trust
  • President of the British Academy between 2005 and 2009
  • Life peer as Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, of The Braid in the County of Antrim in 1999
  • Honorary FRS (2007)
  • Foreign Hon. Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2002), a Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society (2003), and Hon. Member Royal Irish Academy (2003), a Foreign Member of the Leopoldina (2004) and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences (2006) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

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