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1Name:  Dr. Onora O'Neill
 Institution:  Equality and Human Rights Commission; Newnham College, University of Cambridge
 Year Elected:  2003
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  406. Linguistics
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1941
Among the most distinguished contemporary philosophers of ethics and international justice, Baroness Onora O'Neill, CBE, PBA, Hon FRS, served as President of the British Academy 2005 to 2009. She chairs the Nuffield Foundation and is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She was formerly Principal at Newnham College, University of Cambridge. Among John Rawls's most outstanding students, her writings on political philosophy and the philosophy of Kant are most noteworthy. In recent years she has become an influential voice on ethical issues facing society today. Her BBC Reith lectures on "A Question of Trust" were widely praised by academics and communicators alike. Her opinion on ethical issues in medicine, genetics, and a variety of social issues is widely sought. In 2017 she won both the Holberg Prize and the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy.
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