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General Committee election

Voting is now open for the General Committee 2014/2015

Nominations are required for four elected places on the British Science Association General Committee in 2014/2015. The four may be elected from any of the three constituencies (sections, members, and branches). The General Committee is established by British Science Association Statutes and is the principal strategic advisory body of the British Science Association. The General Committee consists, in addition to the members of Council including the President, past-President and President-elect of:

  • Twelve members elected from voting members of the Association of whom at least two shall be drawn from members nominated by section committees, at least two from members nominated by branch committees and at least two from members nominated by voting members in such a manner as Council shall from time to time determine
  • Two members nominated and elected by institutional and corporate members
  • Two members who are students and who have first-hand experience of British Science Association, nominated and elected by voting members.

The elected members of the General Committee are shown below together with the date of his/her retirement. In principle, those elected serve for three years and can then stand for re-election since there is a maximum period of six years. 

Four members are due to retire this year (in bold in the table below):  Dr John Bradford, Dr Ian Turner, and Joanna Rooke are eligible for re-election for another three years; Beatrice Downing has served two terms and is therefore not eligible for re-election. 

General Committee election table

Two vacancies must be filled by student representatives and two must be filled by affiliate (institutional/corporate) representatives. At least two of the six remaining places must be filled by sections representatives, with the other four places being open to general members, branches or sections representatives.

Voting members (i.e. those eligible for nomination) are ordinary members, life members, honorary fellows and representatives of corporate and institutional members. Please note that for candidates to be eligible for nomination they must be domiciled in the UK.