Election Process

Election to the Fellowship is a rigorous process, with existing Fellows involved at all stages of nomination and assessment. We welcome nominations of people from all backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures.

The timetable for this year’s process is as follows:

30 June to 31 October 2020
Nominations submitted

November – December 2020
Independent assessments sought for each nomination

January 2021
Nominations assessed by Scrutiny Committees

February 2021
Vice-Presidents propose shortlist to the Society’s Council

March 2021
Council finalises list of Nominees

April 2021
Fellowship votes on the Nominees

A nomination is made by a Proposer, supported by a Seconder. They must both be existing Fellows of the Society. For full information on the process, please read the following document:


If you have any queries, please contact our Fellowship Assistant, Fiona Gaskell.