Assuming this position in 2011, Mrs. Julie Maxton will become a woman in the service of science and law.
During her time in society, she was a driving force in establishing programs of science and law, bringing together scientists and members of the judiciary to discuss and debate important areas of common interest and to ensure that the courts would find the best scientific guidance. make available.
Dame Julie, who was originally trained as a lawyer, said the honor of a woman came as a surprise and paid tribute to her colleagues.
I heard it at the beginning of December and was very surprised. I didn’t know that at all, but I want to pay tribute to all my colleagues.
She told PA News Agency:
“This is a program that really connects judges and scientists, just by helping judges understand where scientific progress is happening and what can happen in the courtroom. Instead, the judge can also explain to the scientist where the jurisdiction of the law lies.Area.
“But I am really grateful to everyone who participated in the program and to the officers of the Royal Society who supported it. I thought it would be a great opportunity to connect with lawyers.
“The real joy is that it is recognized as valuable by both scientists and lawyers.”
“I heard about it in early December and it was such a surprise. I never expected it, but I would like to salute all my colleagues and colleagues at the Society who have helped me. The Royal Society of Edinburgh. But you helped me with this program, so many people need to share this, not just me.
Dating back to 1660, the Royal Society is the fellowship of many of the world’s most prominent scientists and claims to be the oldest continuously existing academy of sciences.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Dame Julie was the Registrar of Oxford University, the first woman to hold the position in 550 years.
A mother of one from Edinburgh, she was trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple in London and has combined a career as a practicing lawyer with an academic career.
She has held many senior academic positions including Vice-Chancellor, Professor and Dean of the University of Auckland Law School in New Zealand.