The Fellows of the RSE are an essential part of the organisation, and crucial to our work.
We have almost 1600 Fellows, who participate in the work of the RSE not only by providing advice to government, but also in organising our free public events, assessing research grants, schools outreach activities and business and innovation activities.
In addition to these Fellows, we have around 70 Honorary Fellows, who are of truly exceptional distinction. Current Honorary Fellows include Sir Edwin Southern, Professor Mary McAleese, Sir David Attenborough, Baroness Helena Kennedy of The Shaws, Professor Amartya Sen and Carol Ann Duffy, among others.
We also have around the same number of Corresponding Fellows, who have attained international standing, and are based outside of the UK. Our Corresponding Fellows help to ensure we are connected internationally, with Corresponding Fellows based in over 20 countries around the world.