Elected: 2012
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Reverend Professor David William Brown FBA FRSE

Emeritus Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture, University of St Andrews.

Born in Galashiels, and educated at the universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Cambridge, Revd Professor David Brown taught for fourteen years at Oxford and for seventeen at Durham. He became Professor of Theology, Aesthetics & Culture at the University of St Andrews in 2007 before retiring in 2015. While in his earlier academic career his main interest was in relations between theology and philosophy, in more recent years he has focused on interactions between theology and the arts and, indeed, culture more generally. He has published multiple books on this subject including ‘Tradition and Imagination’ (1999), and ‘God and Mystery in Words (2008). He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.