Fellows are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. Each year up to 52 new Fellows are elected by existing Fellows. There are currently about 1,430 Fellows.

Please contact the Press and Public Relations team if you would like to get in touch with a Fellow for media purposes. Biographical information on past Fellows of the Royal Society is available from The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Archive Resource.

The following table provides a list of our current Fellows. A complete listing of the Fellowship from 1660 onwards is also available.


Each year up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members may be elected.

Read the biographies of those elected in:
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