In what appears to be one of his final acts before Thursday's Brexit vote, Prime Minister David Cameron appointed TPS alumna Sara Dry as one of three new trustees to the Board of the Science Museum Group. Her term runs from June 2016 to May 31, 2020.
The Science Museum Group is devoted to the history and contemporary practice of science, medicine, technology, industry and media. With 5 million visitors each year, it consists of Great Britain's Science Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, National Railway Museum, and National Media Museum.
Sarah is a writer and historian of science. She received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Sc. from Imperial College London, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She has held research fellowships at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics, the Science Policy Research Unit and the Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex.
In 2015 she was awarded one of 36 inaugural Public Scholar grants from the US National Endowment for the Humanities to support the writing of popular scholarly books. She is the author of Curie: A Life and The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton’s Manuscripts.
Sarah's research interests include the history of climate and meteorology, global health policy and the public representation of science and scientists. She is currently writing a book on the history of water and the global climate system.