Onora O'Neill

Onora O’Neill combines writing on political philosophy and ethics with a range of public activities.  She comes from Northern Ireland and has worked mainly in Britain and the US.  She was Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge from 1992-2006, President of the British Academy from 2005-9, chaired the Nuffield Foundation from 1998-2010, has been a crossbench member of the House of Lords since 2000 (Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve).  She currently chairs the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission and is on the boards of the Medical Research Council and of the Banking Standards Board.  She lectures and writes on justice and ethics, accountability and trust, justice and borders, as well as on the future of universities, the quality of legislation and the ethics of communication.