Mark Wynn, Oriel’s Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of his contribution to research in his field.
Professor Wynn was one of seven Fellows elected from Oxford in the 2022 round. Commenting on the elections, Professor Belinda Lennox, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, said: ‘British Academy fellowships are the highest level of distinction for humanities and social sciences. They are awarded to only a couple of people in each research field each year.’
Professor Wynn commented, ‘I am very grateful to receive this honour, which is recognition at least as much of the position I hold at Oriel – as Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion – as it is of my research. The Fellowship will give new momentum to my work on the philosophy of the spiritual life and enable me to develop further the themes I explore in my book Spiritual Traditions and the Virtues: Living Between Heaven and Earth (Oxford University Press, 2020).’
Professor Wynn joined Oriel from the University of Leeds in 2020 as the seventh holder of the Nolloth Chair. He completed his BA and DPhil at the University of Oxford, the latter under the supervision of Emeritus Fellow of Oriel, and former Nolloth Chair, Professor Richard Swinburne.