Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Soc. Ant. Miscreant

The Society [of Antiquaries of London] retains a highly selective election procedure, in comparison with many other learned societies. Nominations for Fellowship can only come from existing Fellows of the Society, and must be signed by at least five and up to twelve existing Fellows, certifying that, from their personal knowledge, the candidate would make a worthy Fellow
Then they must be profoundly disappointed by at least one of their member who has decided to sully the reputation of the brand FSA by the way he carries himself in the debate on artefact hunting. The Society has no ethics committee, but I will be raising the issue of what to do about this when I am at the Society next month.

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