About us General Committee The 2018 nominations for General Committee are now closed The General Committee is our main strategic advisory body. They meet twice a year, once in February/March and once at the British Science Festival in September, to provide advice and input on our strategy, programmes and activities. Although they have no formal governance role, their insights and opinions are hugely valuable for the wider viewpoint, broad skills and knowledge base, and strategic input they provide. Committee members usually serve for three years but are eligible to stand a second term (the maximum term is six years). Current General Committee The number of members forming the General Committee can be varied by the British Science Association’s Council. The current 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. Nominations are currently required for elected places on the British Science Association General Committee: Representing Name Elected Retire First or final term Affiliates Professor Lorna Dawson 2013 2019 Final Affiliates Ben Johnson 2013 2019 Final Sections Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker 2013 2019 Final General Sarah Chick 2013 2019 Final Sections Deborah Cohen 2014 2020 Final Affiliates Emmanuelle Tulle 2014 2020 Final Students/young people Amy King 2018 2021 First Branches Rachel Mason 2015 2021 Final General Thandiwe Banda 2018 2021 First General Colin Wilkinson 2017 2020 First General Pete Etchells 2017 2020 First Branches Harriet Allen 2017 2020 First Affiliates Sarah Main 2017 2020 First General Darryl Brissett-Dowe 2017 2020 First Students/young people Suzi Gage 2012 2019 Final General Praveen Paul 2018 2021 First Branches Brian Ratcliffe 2013 2019 Final Non-science jobs Lenna Cumberbatch 2018 2021 First Non-science jobs Rebecca John 2018 2021 First Non-science jobs Nicola Upton 2018 2021 First Non-science jobs Jess Gallagher 2018 2021 First For more information, please contact Katie Griffiths, Committee Secretary.