About All Souls
As of July 2016 there are eighty Fellows of All Souls, twenty-three Visiting Fellows, six Honorary Fellows, and thirty-four Emeritus (i.e. retired academic) Fellows, whose continuing research the College actively supports. Of the current Fellows, thirty-eight are academics entirely funded by All Souls (as Senior Research Fellows, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Examination Fellows), eighteen are academics with Oxford University positions attached to All Souls, and the rest include academics at other universities, non-academics (e.g. barristers), former Fellows who have attained distinction in public life, and the College Chaplain, Fellow Librarian, and Bursars. The non-academic Fellows play an important part in the governance of the College and help connect academic and public life, notably in law, economics, and politics and international relations.
Through the Examination Fellowships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, the College is strongly committed to academics at an early stage of their careers. At the same time the College has nineteen Fellows of the British Academy (and a further twenty-one amongst its Emeritus Fellows), and three Fellows of the Royal Society.
The College is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (Registration number 1138057).