Education Committee

This committee’s role is to inform and advise Council regarding the programme of activities undertaken by the Society to support scientific education.

The members of the committee in 2014 are:

  • Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS FREng
  • Professor John Pethica FRS
    Ex-officio (Sec A)
  • Professor Stephen Sparks CBE FRS
    Ex-officio (ACME Chair)
  • Professor Geoffrey Boulton FRS
    Ex-officio (SPAG Chair)
  • Mrs Tracy Boulton
    Member (Teacher)
  • Professor Margaret Brown
    Member (Educationalist)
  • Mrs Kate Chaytor
    Member (Teacher)
  • Dr Pari Collis
    Member (Teacher)
  • Mr Ian Duffy
    Member (Industry) 
  • Dr Fiona Gill
    Member (Scientist)
  • Dr Liz Lakin
    Member (Senior Lecturer)
  • Professor Tom McLeish FRS
  • Professor Michael Mingos FRS
  • Dr Rhys Morgan
    Member (Engineering)
  • Professor Adrian Sutton FRS
  • Mr Peter Thomas
    Member (Teacher)
  • Mr Mark Wakefield
    Member (Industry)


Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement