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Professor Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine CBE is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College London and Director of the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects and Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. She holds honorary doctorates of Letters from the University of St Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University and the Open University, and an honorary doctorate of Science from the University of Aberdeen. She was a Trustee of the V&A Museum for eight years, and for five years a member of the Council of the Royal Institution. She is a non-executive director of TNA.

Since 2008 she has served as Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority – the UK government regulator for assisted reproduction. She is an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple and President of the British Science Association. In 2013 she was elected a Member of Academia Europaea.

She has published over fifty scholarly articles in refereed journals and books, and seventeen full-length books. Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory, won the Cundill International Prize in History for 2009.