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Robert May

Lord Robert May
oil on panel
115 x 89.5 cm
commissioned by the Royal Society

Robert, Lord May of Oxford, held a Professorship jointly at Oxford University and Imperial College, London and was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford as well as President of The Royal Society (2000-2005), and before that Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Head of the UK Office of Science and Technology (1995-2000).

He was also, amongst others things, a member of the UK Government’s Climate Change Committee and for a time chaired the Trustees of the Natural History Museum.