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date: 18 September 2020

Laidlaw, Prof. James Alexander free


Born Renfrewshire, Scotland 12 Sept. 1963; s of James and Florence Laidlaw; m 2014, Peter David Allen

William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, since 2016; Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge, since 1989


Park Mains High Sch., Erskine; King’s Coll., Cambridge (BA 1984; MA 1989; PhD 1990)


Jun. Res. Fellow, 1989–93, Sen. Res. Fellow, 1993–97, Sen. Tutor, 2002–05, King’s Coll., Cambridge; Asst Lectr, 1995–2000, Lectr, 2000–15, Univ. of Cambridge


The Archetypal Actions of Ritual, 1994; Riches and Renunciation, 1995; The Essential Edmund Leach, 2000; Ritual and Memory, 2004; Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science, 2007; The Subject of Virtue, 2014


hill walking, theatre, cinema, opera


King’s College, Cambridge CB2 1ST

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