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Onora O'Neill

AKA Onora Sylvia O'Neill

Born: 23-Aug-1941

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Philosopher, Politician
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: Northern Ireland
Executive summary: President of the British Academy, 2005-09

[1] Crossbench.

Father: Con Douglas Walter O'Neill

    High School: St Paul's Girls' School, London, England
BA, Oxford University
    University: PhD, Harvard University
    Professor: Barnard College
    Professor: Philosophy, University of Essex (1977-92)
    Professor: Philosophy, Cambridge University (1992-)
    Administrator: Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge University (1992-2006)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Foreign Honorary Member (1993)
    American Philosophical Society Foreign Member (2003)
    Aristotelian Society President (1988-89)
    Austrian Academy of Sciences Foreign Honorary Member (2002)
    British Academy President (2005-09)
    The Ditchley Foundation Trustee
    Institute for Advanced Study Berlin Fellow (1989-90)
    Norwegian Academy of Sciences Foreign Member (2006)
    Nuffield Foundation Chairman (1997-)
    Royal Irish Academy Honorary Member (2003)
    Royal Society Honorary Fellow (2007)
    Sense About Science Trustee (2002-)
    Commander of the British Empire
    Life Peerage Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve (1999)

Author of books:
Acting on Principle (1975)
Faces of Hunger: An Essay on Poverty, Development and Justice (1986)
Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant's Practical Philosophy (1989)
Towards Justice and Virtue: A Constructive Account of Practical Reasoning (1996)
Bounds of Justice (2000)
Autonomy and Trust in Bioethics (2002)
Rethinking Informed Consent in Bioethics (2007, with Neil Manson)

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