Science Museum Fellows

The Science Museum Fellowship award recognises individuals who have contributed to the world of science and had an exceptional influence on modern culture.

In 2009, as part of the Museum’s centenary celebrations, we launched the Science Museum Fellows Programme to recognise some of the scientists and individuals who have changed our world through academic research, design, technology and philanthropy.

Every year we invite selected individuals to join the programme and become Fellows of the Science Museum.

2014 Fellowship Awards

Dr Douglas Gurr

Dr Douglas Gurr was Chairman of the Science Museum Group Board of Trustees from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2014. He is Vice-President of Hardlines, Amazon Inc. and has recently been promoted to Country Manager for the company’s Chinese business, taking up the post in September 2014.

Prior to his appointment as Director of Logistics, New Business & Strategy at Asda, Douglas spent five years as Chief Executive at Blueheath - the internet-enabled stockless wholesaler he founded in 2001 - and six years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, ending up as partner and Head of the UK Retail Practice.

Fellows of the Science Museum

These include:

  • Sir James Black
  • Sir John Cornforth
  • Professor Christian de Duve
  • Professor Antony Hewish
  • Sir Timothy Hunt
  • Professor Brian Josephson
  • Sir Andrew Huxley
  • Sir Harold Kroto
  • Sir Anthony Leggett
  • Sir Peter Mansfield
  • Sir Paul Nurse
  • Sir Richard Roberts
  • Sir Martin Smith
  • Sir John Sulston
  • Sir John Walker
  • Professor Wangari Maathiai
  • Professor Jocelyn Bell-Burnell
  • James Lovelock
  • Sir David Attenborough
  • Professor Athene Donald
  • Baroness Susan Greenfield
  • Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer
  • Professor Stephen Hawking
  • The Lord Rees of Ludlow
  • Professor Peter Higgs
  • Michael G Wilson
  • Dr Douglas Gurr
  • Her Majesty The Queen
  • His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh