Who we are

Council Members


President Professor Simon Conway Morris
Professor in Palaeobiology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

President-Elect Professor Ron Horgan
Professor in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

Vice-President Professor Jim Woodhouse
Emeritus Professor of Dynamics and Vibration, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Treasurer Dr George Reid,
Formerly Senior Bursar St Johns College, College and University Lecturer in Mathematics, Head, Office of Intercollegiate Services

Physical Secretary Dr Finian Leeper,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

Biological Secretary Dr David Summers,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

Mathematical Secretary Professor Andrew Thomason,
Professor of Combinatorial Mathematics, DPMMS, University of Cambridge

Ordinary Members

Dr Claire Barlow,  Deputy Head of Engineering Department (Teaching), Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Dr Jimena Berni, Neural Network Development Group, Department of Zoology and Cambridge Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Professor Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge

Professor Gerard Evan, Head of Department of Biochemistry and Sir William Dunn Professor, University of Cambridge

Dr James Fraser, Senior Lecturer,  Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Dr Ljiljana Fruk, Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Professor Howard Griffiths, Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge

Professor Aled Jones, Director Global Sustainability Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Anglia Ruskin University

Professor Paul Midgley, Head of Department, Professor of Materials Science, Director of the Electron Microscope Facility, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge

Professor Jim Secord, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Professor Ashok Venkitaraman, Director, MRC Cancer Unit, Ursula Zoellner Professor of Cancer Research, University of Cambridge

Office Staff 

(Monday to Friday unless stated)


Beverley Larner, Executive Secretary

Sara Lees, Editorial Assistant, Biological Reviews 


Janet Moore, Editorial Assistant, Mathematical Proceedings 
(Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)


Wendy Cattell, PA to Executive Secretary 
(Tuesday and Friday am)