Professor Mary Fowler to step down as Dean of Science

Posted on 02/05/2012

Professor Mary Fowler

Professor Mary Fowler is stepping down from the role of Dean of Science at Royal Holloway from the end of September 2012 following her appointment as Master of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Mary is an alumna of the postgraduate Cambridge college, where she studied for a PhD in geophysics, after graduating at Girton College with a First in mathematics. She went on to become a highly regarded earth scientist and she has published widely, notably ‘The Solid Earth: An Introduction To Global Geophysics’, for which she won the Prestwich Medal.

Mary will maintain her links with Earth Sciences at the College where she has made an invaluable contribution as Professor of Geophysics and formerly Head of Department, and as a great colleague and friend to countless students and staff over the past twenty years.

I am sure colleagues will join me in congratulating Mary on this auspicious appointment.

An advertisement for Mary’s replacement will appear in the Times Higher Education Supplement later this week.


Professor Paul Layzell


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