Professor Dame Wendy Hall took up office on the Council along with 21 other Fellows on the 30th of November.
The Council is elected by the Royal Society Fellowship on an annual basis. It manages the Societys business, makes Standing Orders which regulate the Societys affairs and and acts as trustee of the Society under charity legislation. Council members serve on a voluntary basis.
Other members include Professor Anthony Cheetham, Sir John Beddington, Professor Geoffrey Boulton, Professor Roger Owen and Dame Nancy Rothwell.