Founder academicians elected to the new Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences are: John Alderson, retired chief constable of Devon and Cornwall; Ron Amann, director general, Centre for Management and Policy Studies, Cabinet Office; Margaret Archer, department of sociology, University of Warwick;
Alan Baddeley, University of Bristol; Sally Baldwin, director, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York; Colin Bell, vice-chancellor, University of Bradford; Ken Binmore, department of economics, University College London; Patricia Broadfoot, University of Bristol; Margaret Brown, school of education, King's College, London; Archie Brown, St Anthony's College, Oxford; Christopher Brumfit, head of research and graduate school of education, University of Southampton;
Beatrix Campbell, visiting professor of women's studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne; John Carpenter, Centre for Applied Social Studies, University of Durham; Tony Chapman principal and chief executive officer, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff; Richard Chapman, Centre for Public Sector Management Research, University of Durham Business School; Mary Chapman, director general, The Institute of Management; Christine Chinkin, department of law, London School of Economics and Political Science; Nicholas Crafts, department of economic history, LSE;
Ivor Crewe, vice-chancellor, University of Essex; Gavyn Davies, Goldman Sachs International; Lord Desai, Centre for the Study of Global Governance, LSE; Ian Diamond, department of social statistics, University of Southampton; Andrew Dilnot, director, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Hastings Donnan, school of anthropological studies, Queen's University, Belfast; Patrick Dunleavy, department of government, LSE; Stuart Etherington, director, National Council for Voluntary Organisations; Janet Finch, vice-chancellor, Keele University; Ronnie Frankenberg, emeritus professor, department of sociology and anthropology, Keele University; Denis Galligan, director, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, University of Oxford; Fred Halliday, department of international relations, LSE; David Hargreaves, school of education, University of Cambridge; Patsy Healey, director, Centre for Research on European Urban Environment, University of Newcastle upon Tyne;
Peter Hennessey, department of history, Queen Mary and Westfield College; Tim Holt, director, Office of National Statistics; Pat Hudson, school of history and archaeology, Cardiff University; Will Hutton, editor-in-chief, The Observer; Sue Iverson, head of department of experimental psychology, University of Oxford; Michael Jacobs, Nicholson Graham and Jones; Ronald Johnston, school of geographical sciences, University of Bristol; Bill Jordan, school of postgraduate medicine and health sciences, University of Exeter; Roger Jowell, director, National Centre for Social Research; Anthony King, department of government, University of Essex; Julian Le Grand, professor of social policy, LSE; Jane Lewis, department of sociology and social policy, University of Nottingham; Janet Lewis, research director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Ruth Lister, department of social sciences, Loughborough University; Moss Madden, head of department of civic design, University of Liverpool; Jean Martin, social survey division, Office for National Statistics; Doreen Massey, faculty of geography, Open University;
Elizabeth Meehan, department of politics, Queen's University, Belfast; Richard Mottram, permanent secretary, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions; Howard Newby, vice-chancellor, University of Southampton; Bhikhu Parekh, department of politics, University of Hull; Andrew Pettigrew, Warwick Business School; Geoffrey Shindler, partner, Halliwell Landau; Susan Smith, University of Edinburgh; Bruce Smith, chairman, Economic and Social Research Council; Elliot Stern, the Tavistock Institute; Anthea Tinker, Age
Concern Institute of Gerontology, King's College, London; Peter Townsend, school for policy
studies, University of Bristol;
politics, University of Glasgow; Christine Whitehead, depart-
ment of economics, LSE; Lord Young of Dartington, House of Lords.
Members of the academy were nominated by more than 40 learned societies affiliated to the Association of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences.
The new body will represent the social sciences of the United Kingdom to government, research councils, business and international bodies.