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 2021-22 election cycle will open in June – to be notified, sign up to our email list here.

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 Officer, Fiona Gaskell.