Will Hutton appointed President of Academy of Social Sciences
15 April 2021
Will Hutton, Hertford’s Principal from 2011 to 2020, was today announced as the new President of the Academy of Social Sciences.
The Academy of Social Sciences is the UK’s national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to enhance and safeguard the social sciences in research, professional practice, and education, whilst championing their application in policy, business and public life.
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Will Hutton, on his new presidency
Will was conferred as a Fellow of the Academy in February 2021. The fellowship is made up of distinguished individuals from academic, public and private sectors, across the full breadth of the social sciences. New Fellows are recognised, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Will Hutton, writer, weekly columnist and former editor-in-chief for The Observer.
Photograph by Felix Clay.