A Mareham le Fen woman has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts and follows in the footsteps of the world’s greatest minds.
Camilla Barker joins a Fellowship of “achievers and influencers” from around the world who are committed to positive social change and the advancement of human knowledge.
The work of the fellows has influence in the arts, commerce, government and academia the world over.
Notable past and present members include Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee.
Fellows are nominated to the Fellowship, and being elected is considered an honour.
Camilla said: “ Being part of this inspiring community is an opportunity for which I am very grateful and I hope my ideas can contribute to the realisation of the RSA’s vision for a better tomorrow.”
She is a Fulbright Scholar and is currently conducting research on the Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Law degree at the University of Oxford. She holds law degrees from Harvard University (LLM) and Queen Mary, University of London (First Class LLB (Hons). Her doctoral research involves humanitarian assistance under international law, and she is working with organisations such as the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross on legal issues pertaining to the humanitarian crises in Syria.