Sarah Dry joins the board of The Oxford Trust

The Oxford Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Dry to the Board of Trustees.

Sarah is a science writer and author of The Newton Papers: The strange and true odyssey of Isaac Newton’s manuscripts, a biography of Marie Curie, Curie: a life, and more recently Waters of the World that looks at the history of climate science through the lives of six scientists and how their work on the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere and glaciers shaped the way we view our planet today.

Born and brought up in Philadelphia, Sarah studied History and Literature of America at Harvard University and then came to the UK to take a MSc in History of Science at Imperial College London. She went on to do a PhD at the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates Scholar. Sarah has also held research fellowships at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex. In 2015–2016, she was awarded one of 36 inaugural Public Scholar grants from the US National Endowment for the Humanities for her work on the Waters of the World.

Sarah now lives in Oxford with her family and is working on a sequel to Waters of the World on how computer modelling has been, and is, used to solve global problems.

Aside from writing, Sarah has worked as Communications Director of a biotech start-up and is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group where she is Chair of the Collections and Research Committee. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public.

Sarah says: “I am delighted to be joining The Oxford Trust as a trustee. At a time of great uncertainty, the Trust’s dual mission of supporting science education and innovation is more important than ever. I look forward to adding my passion for communicating science and for addressing climate change and sustainability to the impressive talents of the Board.’

Steve Burgess, CEO of the Trust says: “We are thrilled that Sarah has joined our Board of Trustees. It is a difficult to time to join as so much is in flux but we are looking forward to having her expert support in the development and direction of the Trust post COVID-19.”

Welcome aboard, Sarah!