Summer Science Exhibition Committee

The Summer Science Exhibition Committee selects exhibits for the annual Summer Science Exhibition.

Please do not contact the Committee members directly. If you would like to discuss anything to do with the Exhibitions and proposals please contact Rachel Francis on 0207 451 2244 or

  • Professor Peter Sadler FRS (Chair)
    Department of Chemistry, University of Warwick
  • Professor Jean Thomas DBE FRS (Ex-officio, Biological Secretary of the Royal Society)
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Professor John Pethica FRS (Ex-officio, Physical Secretary of the Royal Society)
    Department of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Mariann Bienz FRS
    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge
  • Mr Andrew Cohen
    Head of BBC Science, BBC
  • Dr Jonathan Dawes
    Reader in Applied Mathematics, University of Bath
  • Professor David Ewins FRS
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Professor Sabine Flitsch
    Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester
  • Professor Michael Lockwood FRS
    Department of Meterology, University of Reading
  • Dr Mark Lythgoe
    Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, University College London
  • Professor Angela McLean FRS
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
  • Dr Becky Parker
    Simon Langton School for Boys
  • Dr Matthew Piper
    Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL
  • Sir Keith Peters FRS
  • Dr David Tong
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
    University of Cambridge

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