Sophie Forgan

Elected Trustee - April 2018

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    Credit: Sophie Forgan


Dr Sophie Forgan brings a lifelong interest in the history of science and in museums, ever since studying the Royal Institution in the mid-19th century for her PhD. Her academic career was chiefly at the University of Teesside, teaching on both design and history courses. She has always been concerned to bring the history of science together with insights from other disciplines. 

Sophie is actively involved in the world of heritage, has served on the Yorkshire & Humberside Committee for the Heritage Lottery Fund, and contributes to projects and debates.  She is the very active chair of trustees of an independent museum, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby.  

What the Ri means to me

Ever since I saw Sir Lawrence Bragg lecture as a child, I have been fascinated by the ways in which science is communicated to different audiences and its role in such an historic site. I look forward to seeing how both approaches and audiences develop over the coming years.

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