We are delighted to announce that our President, Professor Dame Sue Black has been elevated to the House of Lords, where she will sit as a cross-bench peer. It is a wonderful compliment to anthropology, and the work that she has done in forwarding the discipline, that she should be recognized in this way. In the past, our Presidents have been peers occasionally, such as Lord Avebury, who helped to form the modern institute in 1871, but we believe that this is the first since Lord Raglan, in the 1950s.

The official announcement from Baroness Black's university may be read here: Lancaster Professor and leading forensic anthropologist appointed to the House of Lords | Lancaster University