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AGM of the Society for the History of Natural History: Elections for Council Members/Trustees.


AGM of the Society for the History of Natural History: Elections for Council Members/Trustees.

Nominations are being invited for Council Members/Trustees of the Society for the History of Natural History. Elections will be held at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on 29 June 2021.


Election of Council Members/Trustees

SHNH is a registered charity, (charity no. 210355) run by voluntary trustees elected from the membership at our Annual General Meeting. If you are a member of SHNH and would like to stand as an elected trustee please download the Nomination Form here. You will need to supply the name and email address of a proposer and seconder who have agreed to support your nomination, both of whom should be fully paid-up personal members of SHNH. The roles for each of the portfolios listed above is available to download here. The President is elected for a maximum period of three years; all other positions are also initially for three years but re-election is possible at the end of that term.

If you have any questions about becoming a Trustee, please contact the President, Peter Davis (peter.davis@newcastle.ac.uk). Nomination forms must be returned to the Secretary (secretary@shnh.org.uk) by 1 June 2021. The form may be signed digitally.

Three members of Council (Jan Freedman, Stanislav Strekopytov and Geraldine Reid) were elected as ordinary members of Council in 2019, have one year remaining to serve and are re-elected automatically.

The positions being considered for election are as follows:

  • President: Gina Douglas has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Secretary: Ann Sylph has been nominated  for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Treasurer: Bill Noblett has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Editor: Anne Secord has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Book Reviews Editor: Maggie Reilly has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Newsletter Editor/ Website Secretary: Elaine Shaughnessy has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Awards and Grants Secretary: Helen Cowie has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • International Representatives Secretary: Malgosia Nowak-Kemp has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Social Media, Communications and Promotions Secretary: Elle Larsson has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Meetings Secretary: Joanne Hatton has been nominated for election. If further nominations are received the position will be decided by a vote at the AGM.
  • Membership Secretary: Nominations are invited for this position on Council.