Alan Macfarlane

Alan Macfarlane was born in Shillong, Assam, India in December 1941, son of a tea-planter, and educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, Sedbergh School Yorkshire. He became a Senior Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge in 1971 and a Lecturer, then Reader, then Professor of Anthropology at Cambridge. He became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1986 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Anthropological Science and Life Fellow of King's College.