Roy MacLeod

ISC Fellow (2023)

Involvement at the ISC

  • Member of the Standing Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science (2022-2025)


Professor Roy MacLeod is a historian of science and technology, who writes on the cultural history of science. He was educated in History and Science at Harvard, and holds PhD and LittD degrees from Cambridge, and honorary doctorates from Bologna and Sussex Universities. An early Junior Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, he became a founding Fellow of the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. and the first Reader in History and Social Studies of Science. In 1977, he became the inaugural Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education in London University. From 1982-2003, he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney.

in 1985, Roy began the Pacific Circle as a Scientific Commission of the IUHPS, and served as a Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute, a Directeur d’études associé at the École des Hautes Études, a Fowler Hamilton Fellow at Christ Church, and a Keeley Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford. He held the Sarton Chair at the University of Ghent and a Humboldt Fellowship at the Institut für Technikzukünfte at the Karlsruhe University of Technology. He is currently an Hon. Research Fellow at University College London and the Science Museum, London.

This page has been updated in May 2024.

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