Friday, May 13, 2005

Philip Esler AHRC role

Congratulations to Prof. Philip Esler at St Andrews University for his appointment as new chief executive for the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This is from the eGov monitor

New Chief Executive for the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Science and Innovation Minister, Lord Sainsbury, today announced the appointment of Professor Philip Esler as Chief Executive and Deputy Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Announcing the appointment Lord Sainsbury said:

"I am very pleased to welcome Professor Esler to the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Professor Esler's research background in Theology and Biblical Studies, his international research networks and his interest in the visual arts will be of great benefit to the Council" . . . .

. . . . Professor Esler will be the first permanent Chief Executive. He will take up post on 1st September 2005. The appointment is for four years. He said

"The arts and humanities are indispensable to the cultural life and economic vitality of the United Kingdom and I am excited by the prospect of becoming Chief Executive of the AHRC. . . . ." . . .
Update (11.04): Helenann Hartley comments and notes a report on the story in The Guardian, AHRC names new chief, which even features a nice picture, the same one that appears on Esler's homepage.

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