Greg Currie (1999, Senior Research Fellow), Professor of Philosophy at the University of York, and Leslie Hannah (1965, BA Modern History), Visiting Professor at the LSE, have both been elected to the British Academy.

Greg Currie

Educated at the London School of Economics and the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Greg Currie joined St John's in 1999 as a Senior Research Fellow.  This was followed by an international academic career teaching at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.  He joined the University of York in 2013 as Professor of Philosophy, and has published a number of articles and books focused on the arts and their relation to the mind.  Professor Currie is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.

Leslie Hannah

Professor Leslie Hannah matriculated at St John's in 1965 to read for a BA in Modern History.  After completing his DPhil at Nuffield, and  returning to St John's as a research fellow, he became head of the Economic History Department at the LSE.   Following a spell as Dean of Cass Business School and Professor of Economics at the University of Tokyo, he returned as a Visiting Professor at the LSE's Economic History Department.  He was made a Distinguished Honorary Professor of Cardiff Business School and Professor Emeritus at LSE in 2017.  Professor Hannah divides his time between Tokyo and London and, last year, married Yoko Yonekawa, a longstanding personal friend.