On December 4, 2019, the Executive Director of the UK’s Royal Society, Julie Maxton, CBE, visited the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities together with Andrew Allen, Director of International Affairs at the Royal Society, as part of a three day visit, hosted by Prof. Nili Cohen. During the visit to the Academy, they were joined by the British Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Neil Wigan, and Director of the British Council, Mr. Christian Duncumb.
Julie Maxton and Andrew Allen also spent time with Prof. David Harel, Vice-President of the Academy; Prof. Ruth Arnon, Former President of the Academy; Prof. Itamar Willner, Former Head of the Science Division; and Prof. David Milstein, an Academy member who is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
The Royal Society and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities have been cooperating since 2015 in a bilateral program under which leading scientists in the United Kingdom and in Israel collaborate for the mutual benefit of the scientific communities of the two countries. The purpose of this visit was to explore how the relationship between the two Academies can continue to develop and flourish into the next decade.
Photo from L-R: Prof. David Harel, Mr. Andrew Allen, Prof. Nili Cohen. H.E. Mr. Neil Wigan, Mrs. Julie Maxton, Mr. Christian Duncumb, Prof. David Milstein, Ms. Galia Finzi, Ms. Jo Cohen