A report on Fellow of the Royal Society

Headquarters of the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace in London
Isaac Newton was one of the earliest fellows of the Royal Society, elected in 1672.
Stephen Hawking was elected a fellow in 1974
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Bill Bryson was elected an Honorary Member in 2013
David Attenborough was elected a fellow in 1983, under former statute 12
Brian Cox, a professor of physics, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 2016 having previously held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) from 2005 to 2013

Award granted by the judges of the Royal Society of London to individuals who have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science, and medical science".

- Fellow of the Royal Society
Headquarters of the Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace in London

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Darwin, c. undefined 1854, when he was preparing On the Origin of Species for publication

Charles Darwin

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English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology.

English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary biology.

Darwin, c. undefined 1854, when he was preparing On the Origin of Species for publication
A chalk drawing of the seven-year-old Darwin in 1816, with a potted plant, by Ellen Sharples
Bicentennial portrait by Anthony Smith of Darwin as a student, in the courtyard at Christ's College, Cambridge where he had rooms.
The round-the-world voyage of the Beagle, 1831–1836
Darwin (right) on the Beagle's deck at Bahía Blanca in Argentina, with fossils; caricature by Augustus Earle, the initial ship's artist.
As HMS Beagle surveyed the coasts of South America, Darwin theorised about geology and the extinction of giant mammals. Watercolour by the ship's artist Conrad Martens, who replaced Augustus Earle, in Tierra del Fuego.
While still a young man, Darwin joined the scientific elite. Portrait by George Richmond.
In mid-July 1837 Darwin started his "B" notebook on Transmutation of Species, and on page 36 wrote "I think" above his first evolutionary tree.
Darwin chose to marry his cousin, Emma Wedgwood.
Darwin in 1842 with his eldest son, William Erasmus Darwin
Darwin's "sandwalk" at Down House was his usual "Thinking Path".
Darwin aged 46 in 1855, by then working towards publication of his theory of natural selection. He wrote to Joseph Hooker about this portrait, "if I really have as bad an expression, as my photograph gives me, how I can have one single friend is surprising."
During the Darwin family's 1868 holiday in her Isle of Wight cottage, Julia Margaret Cameron took portraits showing the bushy beard Darwin grew between 1862 and 1866.
An 1871 caricature following publication of The Descent of Man was typical of many showing Darwin with an ape body, identifying him in popular culture as the leading author of evolutionary theory.
By 1878, an increasingly famous Darwin had suffered years of illness.
The adjoining tombs of John Herschel and Charles Darwin in the nave of Westminster Abbey, London
In 1881 Darwin was an eminent figure, still working on his contributions to evolutionary thought that had an enormous effect on many fields of science. Copy of a portrait by John Collier in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Unveiling of the Darwin Statue at the former Shrewsbury School building in 1897
In 1851 Darwin was devastated when his daughter Annie died. By then his faith in Christianity had dwindled, and he had stopped going to church.
A caricature of Darwin from a 1871 Vanity Fair
Statue of Darwin in the Natural History Museum, London

Of his surviving children, George, Francis and Horace became Fellows of the Royal Society, distinguished as astronomer, botanist and civil engineer, respectively.

David Wales at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2016

David J. Wales

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David Wales at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2016

David John Wales (born 1963) FRS FRSC is a professor of Chemical Physics, in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

Atta-ur-Rahman FRS

Atta-ur-Rahman (chemist)

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Pakistani organic chemist and is currently serving as Chairman of PM Task Force on Science and Technology.

Pakistani organic chemist and is currently serving as Chairman of PM Task Force on Science and Technology.

Atta-ur-Rahman FRS

Fellow of the Royal Society, London (July 2006)

Ramakrishnan in 2015

Venki Ramakrishnan

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Indian-born British and American structural biologist who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

Indian-born British and American structural biologist who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome".

Ramakrishnan in 2015
Ramakrishnan at the Nobel Prize Press conference in 2009.

While he prefers not to use titles and post-nominals in reference, Ramakrishnan is entitled to use the title of "Sir" and FRS in Commonwealth countries.

Moore in 2002 at the opening of the South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre

Patrick Moore

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English amateur astronomer who attained prominence in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.

English amateur astronomer who attained prominence in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.

Moore in 2002 at the opening of the South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre
Moore in 2002 at the opening of the South Downs Planetarium & Science Centre
Patrick Moore signing his book "The Astronomy of Birr Castle" at NIHE - 1985
Moore with his co-presenter Chris Lintott and Brian May, astrophysicist and Queen guitarist, at AstroFest in 2007
Bronze bust of Moore at the National Space Centre, Leicester

In 2001, he was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society (HonFRS), the only amateur astronomer ever to achieve the distinction.

John Pethica

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Science Foundation Ireland (S.F.I.) professor of material science at Trinity College, Dublin, Chief Scientific Advisor at the UK's National Physical Laboratory, and a visiting professor at Oxford University.

Science Foundation Ireland (S.F.I.) professor of material science at Trinity College, Dublin, Chief Scientific Advisor at the UK's National Physical Laboratory, and a visiting professor at Oxford University.

In 1999, Pethica was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Frances Ashcroft

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British ion channel physiologist.

British ion channel physiologist.

Ashcroft was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999.

Jean Beggs

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Scottish geneticist.

Scottish geneticist.

She has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 1995 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1998.