Membership Committee

Committee 2024


Prof Mike Hapgood (Chair)

Dr Elizabeth Day

Dr Peter Grimley

Prof James Hammond (Geophysics Secretary G)

Dr Jakob Van den Eijnden (Early Career Network)

Prof Diana Worrall

Dr Silvia Zane

Dr Aswin Sekhar (A)

Ms Gail Campbell (A & G)

Dr Alex Richings (A)


RAS staff: Philip Diamond (Executive Director), Patricia Burrell (Membership Officer)



At least 2 members of Council (including the Chair) as well as at least one woman, one 'young' and one 'G' Fellow. The interests of amateurs should also be considered. The Treasurer, Secretaries, and Deputy Executive Director attend as required.

Term of Appointment

Officers/Councillors serve for the duration of their office; others (excluding co-optees) for 3 years with the option of a further renewal of 3 years).

Terms of Reference/Responsibilities

1. Regularly review and make recommendations to Council to improve the recruitment and retention of members.

2. Review and where possible improve RAS services to members.

3. Manage the membership route of direct application to Council.


Meet at least twice yearly