Senior Members

Senior Members

The College has around 300 Senior Members who contribute to the rich diversity of the College's academic and social community. There are several categories of Senior Membership reflecting both short-term and longer attachments to the College.

A summary of the Senior Membership categories can be found below. Individual profiles of all Senior Members (excluding Senior Common Room members) are available on the People section of the website.

Governing Body
Research and
Junior Research
Common Room

Honorary Fellows

There are currently 29 Honorary Fellows. These fellowships are awarded to people who have academic distinction and have excelled in fields relevant to the College. They are also given to people who have delivered outstanding service to the College or could be expected to deliver such service in the future. These fellowships can also be awarded to people who have donated a substantial gift or been a conduit for such a gift.

Governing Body Fellows

The College’s Governing Body is the sovereign body of the College. The Governing Body holds responsibility for all the activities, policies, finances and staffing of the College. The Governing Body is chaired by the Warden, Professor Roger Goodman, and its members are the Governing Body Fellows of the College. The Governing Body elects the Warden, Fellows and all Senior Members of the College. There are currently 44 Governing Body Fellows (including the Warden), most of whom also have an affiliation to a University Department or Faculty in areas that relate to the College's expertise.

Emeritus Fellows

There are 40 Emeritus Fellows, who have a longstanding connection to the College and are elected by the Governing Body after serving as Governing Body Fellows. Many of our Emeritus Fellows continue to research and are actively involved in the life of the College. 

Visiting Fellows

Each year, the College elects a small number of Visiting Fellows to specific named Fellowships that are established or endowed in the College. Visiting Fellows are normally engaged in research work at a high level and their posts are normally for one to three years.

Information about current opportunities can be found on the Visiting Fellowships page.

Research Fellows and Junior Research Fellows

Research Fellows and Junior Research Fellows are academics who are attached to the College in order to carry out research complementary to the work of a Centre or the Governing Body Fellows. Junior Research Fellowships at St Antony's are non-stipendiary positions held in conjunction with a University position or external funding such as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Academic Visitors

Academic Visitors come to the College, normally for up to one academic year, to fulfil a specific individual research objective. They may come from an academic or professional career backgrounds. Applications for Academic Visitorships are sponsored by a Governing Body Fellow and Academic Visitors need to be able to be researching a topic within the College's field of interest. 

For more information about the Academic Visitor application process, please contact Julie Irving, Senior Members' Administrator.

Senior Common Room Members

The College is home to approximately 150 Senior Common Room Members, who have a social attachment to the College. Senior Common Room members come from a wide variety of backgrounds (although are all based locally so they can attend events in College) and are are united by their close connection to the College.

For more information about the Senior Common Room Membership application process, please contact Julie Irving, Senior Members' Administrator.