Overcoming barriers in male-dominated world: an interview with Ann-Christine Davis MAE

Overcoming barriers in male-dominated world: an interview with Ann-Christine Davis MAE


As part of our work with the CALIPER project we interview people passionate about gender equality. In our latest interview, Ann-Christine Davis talks about making history as the first female Mathematics professor at Cambridge, the challenges she’s faced, and the positive effect of support from male colleagues.

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Lord Martin Rees awarded Royal Society’s Copley Medal

Lord Martin Rees awarded Royal Society’s Copley Medal


Astronomer Royal, Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow, OM FRS MAE, has been awarded the Royal Society’s oldest and most prestigious award.

Lord Rees joined our recent celebration to mark 30 years of the European Review, the journal of Academia Europaea, at Wolfson College Cambridge (July 2023). Lord Martin Rees (left) with AE Cardiff Hub Director, Ole Petersen CBE MAE ML FRS

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14 Members of Academia Europaea elected to the Royal Society

14 Members of Academia Europaea elected to the Royal Society


The Royal Society has announced that 80 outstanding scientists and scholars from around the world have been elected as Fellows, Foreign Members and Honorary Members. Among them, 14 Members of Academia Europaea have been elected.

The 80 individuals have been selected for their substantial contribution to the advancement of science. Of the 14 MAEs, 5 are elected as new Fellows and 9 as Foreign Members.

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Professor Dame Angela McLean MAE appointed UK Chief Scientific Adviser

Professor Dame Angela McLean MAE appointed UK Chief Scientific Adviser


The UK government has appointed Angela McLean MAE to succeed Patrick Vallance as its chief scientific adviser. She will become the UK’s first female chief scientific adviser.


The Academia Europaea has congratulated Professor Mclean.

“The Academia Europaea is pleased to announce that our member – Professor Angela Mclean (elected 2018 – member of the Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Section), has been appointed as the new UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser. She follows in a long line of former UK CSA’s who were also distinguished members of this academy.

We hope to continue the links with Professor Mclean to further consolidate our strong role in scientific advice to the EU within the Horizon Europe SAPEA project and our Cardiff Knowledge Hub.”

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