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On Monday, 10 November 2003, at 8.30 p.m. in the Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Professor J. M. Morgan, of City University, London, will deliver a lecture entitled Explaining visual illusions. All who are interested are invited.

At a meeting held on 27 October 2003, Professor T. M. Cox, President, was in the Chair. Professor Jim Smith, of The Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Institute, delivered a lecture entitled Making mesoderm: inducing signals and responding genes. A vote of thanks was moved by Sir John Gurdon.

Thirty Research Studentships and Travel Grants amounting to £2,550 have been awarded to Fellows of the Society.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held on Monday, 27 October 2003, in the Arts School, Bene't Street, at 4.30 p.m. Professor T. M. Cox, President, was in the Chair.

1. The Treasurer presented the audited accounts for the period January to December 2002, which were adopted.

2. The following Officers and Members of Council were elected for the year 2003:

President: Professor H. Ahmed

Treasurer: Dr A. V. Edwards

Vice-Presidents: Professor T. J. Pedley, Professor A. Howie, Professor T. M. Cox

Secretaries: Professor A. M. Campbell (Physical), Dr C. L.-H. Huang (Biological), Dr J. M. E. Hyland (Mathematical)

Ordinary Members of Council who continue: Dr Z. Barber, Professor J. D. Mollon, Dr C. Y. Barlow, Dr D. Husain, Professor A. H. Wyllie

New Ordinary Members of Council 2004: Dr D. B. Norman, Dr D. J. C. MacKay, Dr M. Zernicka-Goetz, Dr A. G. Smith, Professor A. W. Cuthbert, Professor K. Glover, Professor A. M. Donald

3. Amendment to Bye Laws

The following proposals by Council were approved:

III.1. The President, President-Elect, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Secretaries shall be deemed Officers of the Society.

III.2. Officers and at least four ordinary Members of the Council shall be elected at each Annual General Meeting by the Fellows there assembled. The President shall serve for two years from the first day of January following his election, the President-Elect for one year and the other Officers for three years. The ordinary Members of the Council shall serve for three years from the first day of January following their election. Officers and ordinary Members of Council are eligible for re-election in accordance with the provisions of Bye Law III.3.

III.3. No Fellow shall be eligible to fill the office of President for more than two years, or the office of President-Elect for more than one year. No Fellow shall be eligible to fill the office of Vice-President for more than three years successively, the office of Treasurer for more than twelve years successively, or an office of Secretary for more than nine years successively. No Fellow shall be eligible to serve as an ordinary Member of Council for more than six years successively.

III.4. Deleted. (Bye Law III re-numbered from here)

4. Forty-three Fellows were elected. It was reported that since the last Annual General Meeting nine Fellows had died and one hundred and thirty-five had resigned.

5. Messrs Peters Elworthy & Moore were appointed to act as Auditors for the year 2003.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 5 November 2003
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