Lord May of Oxford

Lord May of Oxford

Full title

The Lord May of Oxford OM

Name

Robert May

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

18 July 2001

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979
contactholmember@parliament.uk

Web & Social media

Biography

UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Economic Affairs Committee (L) Lords 2014-14
Economic Affairs Committee (L) Lords 2013-
HIV and AIDS Committee in the United Kingdom Lords 2010-11
Sub-Committee I Lords 2007-11
Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2007-07
Science and Technology Committee (L) Lords 2006-10

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Professor Emeritus Oxford University Zoology Department 2003-
Royal Society Research Professor Department of Zoology, Oxford University 1989-
Professor Oxford University, Zoology Department 1989-
Vice-President for Research Princeton University, USA 1977-88
Professor of Biology Princeton University, USA 1973-88
Class of 1877 Professor of Zoology Princeton University, USA 1973-89
Senior Lecturer/Professor Physics Department, University of Sydney 1961-73
Lecturer Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard 1960-61

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Member UK Climate Change Committee 2008-
Committee Member European Research Council 2007-10
Non-Executive Director Defence Science and Technology Laboratories 2004-12
Adviser Tesco's Sustainable Consumption Institute 2004-
Member Corporate Sustainability Board, HSBC 2001-
President The Royal Society 2000-05
Chief Scientific Adviser PM and UK Government 1995-05
Chairman of Trustees Natural History Museum 1994-99
Trustee Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew 1991-94
Committee Member Joint Nature Conservancy Council 1990-95

Member's focus

Policy
Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Defence
Education
Energy and environment
Science and technology
UK
Oxford and environs
World
Australia
Japan
USA

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Board (DSTL)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Member, Corporate Sustainability Board HSBC (previously Corporate Social Responsibility Committee)
    • Member, International Advisory Board, Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester University
    • Member, UK Climate Change Committee
    • Occasional lectures in Saïd Business School's Corporate Outreach Programme, Oxford University
  • 5: Land and property

    • Two flats in Oxford
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Oxford University's Zoology Department provides me with a personal assistant/secretary who supports my general university/academic activities; about 5% of her time could be attributed to activity involving the House of Lords and its Select Committees (particularly the Science and Technology Committee)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Emeritus Professor, Zoology Department, Oxford University
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Council Member (President 2009-2010), British Science Association
    • Fellow (President 2000-05), Royal Society