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Member of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has elected Professor Christopher Henshilwood as new member.

Henshilwood outside Blombos Cave
GREAT HONOUR: It is a great honour for me to be accepted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for my contribution to Norwegian academia, says Christopher Henshilwood,
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Stephen Alvarez

 “It is a great honour for me to be accepted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters for my contribution to Norwegian academia. Norway has been my second home since 2002 and I am humbled to be accepted as a member of such an august institution.” Henshilwood says.

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters is the national science academy of Norway. The Academy was founded in 1857 and is a non-governmental, nationwide body which embraces all fields of science. The main purpose is to support the advancement of science and scholarship in Norway. The Academy has approximately 900 Norwegian and foreign members. The elected members are highly respected academics in all fields of science, social science and humanities. To become a member is considered a great honour. 

The Academy is among other things involved in science advice for policy, and it awards some of the most prestigeous science prizes, such as The Abel prize in mathematics and the Kavlli price in nanoscience, astrophysics and neuroscience.