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: Nominated by Name Elected Retire First or final term Affiliates Professor Lorna Dawson 2013 2020 Final Affiliates Ben Johnson 2013 2020 Final Sections Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker 2013 2020 Final Members Sarah Chick 2013 2020 Final Sections Deborah Cohen 2014 2020 Final Affiliates Emmanuelle Tulle 2014 2020 Final Branches Brian Kelly 2015 2018 First Branches Rachel Mason 2015 2018 First Members Olivier Usher 2015 2018 First Members Colin Wilkinson 2017 2020 First Members Pete Etchells 2017 2020 First Branches Harriet Allen 2017 2020 First Affiliates Sarah Main 2017 2020 First Members Darryl Brissett-Dowe 2017 2020 First Students Suzi Gage 2012 2019 Final Students Vacancy Branches Brian Ratcliffe 2013 2020 Final Members/Branches/Affiliates Vacancy Members/Branches/Affiliates Vacancy For more information, please contact Katie Griffiths, Committee Secretary.