Official Fellow, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, appointed Director of The Royal Institution (Ri)

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It has been announced that Official Fellow, Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, will be the new Director of The Royal Institutions of Great Britain (Ri), an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science.

Its mission is to create opportunities for everyone to discover, discuss and critically examine science and how it shapes the world around us, by building on its heritage and success in creative ways. These activities include their world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES, started by Michael Faraday in 1825, which are now broadcast on UK national television every year.

Reflecting on the appointment, Dr Fitzgerald said:

‘The Ri is a much-loved institution with a rich heritage and a purpose to connect people with science, which is more important today than ever before.

‘Science and its applications are core to the development of society. As an engineer, I have seen the ways in which scientific advances can dramatically transform people’s lives, and it has made me particularly passionate about public engagement with science. Hence I am genuinely excited to be leading the Royal Institution in its important mission to create opportunities for everyone to discover, discuss and critically examine science and how it shapes the world around us.’

Dr Fitzgerald is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Energy Institute, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, and the CEO of Breathing Buildings Ltd, a leading technology company pioneering hybrid ventilation systems.

 

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Published: 08 February 2018