Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Baron May of Oxford, OM, FRS 1936-2020

_. Lord May of Oxford, OM, AC, FRS, FAA, FTSE, FRSN, life peer, an Australian scientist who was formerly Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, died 28 April, 2020, aged 84.

Robert McCredie May, was born in Sydney, 8 Jan, 1936, and  was a son of Harry and Kathleen May.

He married in 1962, Judith Feiner, by whom he had a daughter.

Lord May was Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and Head of the OST, 1995-2000; was President of the Royal Society from 2000, and a professor at the University of Sydney and Princeton University. He held  joint professorships in University of Oxford and Imperial College London.

He was knighted in 1996, and created a life peer in 2001, as Baron May of Oxford, of Oxford in the County of Oxfordshire, and served as a crossbench member of the House of Lords until his retirement in 2017.

Lord May of Oxford was appointed to the Order of Merit in 2002. The honour is in the personal gift of Her Majesty the Queen.


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