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Fellows of the Royal Society are elected for life through a peer review process that culminates in a vote by existing Fellows. The main criterion for election as a Fellow is scientific excellence.
 
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The Royal Society has been increasingly involved in politics from a [[liberal]] position; for example, they wrote a letter to [[Exxon]] telling it to stop opposing the [[liberal]] view of [[global warming]].<ref>http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1876540,00.html</ref><ref>http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=2210</ref>
  
 
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[http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk Royal Society]
 
[http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk Royal Society]

Revision as of 13:48, 8 October 2007

The Royal Society is Britain's preeminent scientific institution. It was founded in 1660, and early Fellows included Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton. Past presidents include Wren, Newton, Joseph Banks, Humphrey Davy, Lord Kelvin, Lord Lister and Ernest Rutherford.

Election Process

Fellows of the Royal Society are elected for life through a peer review process that culminates in a vote by existing Fellows. The main criterion for election as a Fellow is scientific excellence.

Politics

The Royal Society has been increasingly involved in politics from a liberal position; for example, they wrote a letter to Exxon telling it to stop opposing the liberal view of global warming.[1][2]

Current Fellows

Current Fellows include Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Harry Kroto, Tim Berners-Lee, Paul Nurse and John Sulston.

References

  1. http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1876540,00.html
  2. http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/page.asp?id=2210

External Links

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