Onora O'Neill

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"She holds the title of Honorary Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, University of Cambridge, has written extensively on equality and freedom throughout her academic career and is highly regarded as a specialist on human rights. She was also the former chair of the Nuffield Foundation and was President of the British Academy from 2005-09."[1]

"Until October 2006, she was the Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge. She has been a member of the Animal Procedures Committee (1990 to 1994), chair of Nuffield Council on Bioethics (1996 to 1998), and a member and then acting chair of the Human Genetics Advisory Commission (1996 to 1999). She is presently chair of the Nuffield Foundation (since 1997), a trustee of Sense About Science (since 2002), a trustee of the Ditchley Foundation, and a trustee of the Gates Cambridge Trust.

"She was made a Life peer as Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, of The Braid in the County of Antrim in 1999, and in 2007 was elected an honorary FRS. She is also a 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." [2]


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  1. Equality and Human Rights Commission Commissioners, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2013.
  2. About, Health Impact Fund, accessed February 16, 2010.
  3. About, Health Impact Fund, accessed February 16, 2010.
  4. Demos Advisory Group, organizational web page, accessed May 29, 2014.