Advisory Council 

Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute

Terms of Reference

The Advisory Council will act as a sounding board for the Director of the Institute by:

advising the Director on the Institute’s aims and objectives both nationally and internationally;

considering and advising the Director on strategic and operational plans for future development;

advising the Director on developments within the subject areas and implications and opportunities that may arise for collaboration, research promotion and facilitation, how to improve impact, research and teaching and interdisciplinary working;

considering reports from the Institute, and advise on any aspects of the Institute’s work;

assisting the School with Institute and other reviews as appropriate.

The Advisory Council meets on a termly basis.


Membership 2017-18

Ex Officio Members

The Director of the Institute                                      Professor Bill Sherman

The Dean or Deputy Dean                                         Professor Rick Rylance/Professor Philip Murphy

The Consortia ProDean                                              Professor Linda Newson

Two representatives of the Warburg family            Professor John Prag (2018)   Marie M. Warburg, M.D. (2020)

The Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art        Professor Deborah Swallow



Appointed Members

Not more than two Directors of Institutes within the School of Advanced Study.                    

At least eight members drawn from universities and similar organisationsUK-wide including up to four from University of London Colleges:

Professor David d’Avray (2019)

Professor Gordon Campbell

Mr Hugo Chapman (2020)

Dr Antony Eastmond (2019)

Professor Judith Herrin (2019)

Professor Sarah Hutton (2020)

Professor Peter Pormann (2019)

Dr David Rundle (2020)

Professor Evelyn Welch (2020) Chair

Professor Susan Wiseman (2019)


Up to two members drawn from partners/financial stakeholders not covered by (2) but associated with the discipline:

At least one but up to two individuals representing academic libraries.

Where there are two, at least one should be external to the University of London                               Professor David McKitterick (2019)


Not more than two members of the academic staff of the Institute elected by and

from among the Committee of academic staff                                                                                             Dr Rembrandt Duits (2019).   

                                                                                                                                                                             Dr Joanne Anderson (2020)

No more than three other persons, whether resident in this country or not,

whose interests lie in the special field of the Warburg Institute                                                                 Ms Elizabeth Stephen (2019)


At least one but up to two representatives of the national

postgraduate research community                                                                                                                     Ms Lorenza Gay (2018)

                                                                                                                                                                                 Ms Eva Lauenstein (2018) 




Note: The date after a member’s name indicates that their term of office expires on 31 August of that year.