College appoints Professor Ruth Lynden-Bell as Acting President
Thursday 22nd December 2011
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Murray Edwards is delighted to announce that the Governing Body of the College has appointed Professor Ruth Lynden-Bell as Acting President while Dr Barnes takes a year's sabbatical leave to focus on her role
Professor Lynden-Bell is a theoretical Chemist, Emerita Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Emeritus Professor of Queen's University,Belfast and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
For the next 23 years she continued to research, teach and direct studies at New Hall, as well as serving on the College Council and as Vice President. In 1995 Professor Lynden-Bell was appointed to a Chair in Queen's University, Belfast. She retired in 2003 and moved
She will take on the Acting Presidency of the College from January 2012, working closely with senior College Officers, the Council and the Governing Body.
Professor Lynden-Bell comments: "I owe the College a tremendous debt. It has been an important part of my life for many years and I am pleased to be taking on the Acting Presidency during Dr Barnes' sabbatical."