Professor Susan Mendus CBE
Sue Mendus worked at the University of York from 1975 until her retirement in 2012. She held a number of senior positions including: professor of political philosophy, coordinator for social sciences, and director of the Morrell Centre for Toleration. Her main academic interest is in the theory and practice of toleration and she has written and lectured extensively on this subject.
In 2004 Sue was elected a fellow of the British Academy, and was its vice-president (social sciences) from 2008-2012. She regularly represents the Academy at public meetings and lectures throughout the UK.
She was closely involved with the British Academy’s Public Policy Engagement Programme and its Language Matters Programme. In 2013 she was awarded a CBE for services to political science.
Sue has lived and worked in York for 40 years and has a deep interest in both the history and the natural history of the area. She is a volunteer guide at York Minster, and she also lectures to local groups. She is a keen birdwatcher and an enthusiastic cyclist.