Gillian Patricia Beer
University of Cambridge
Language and literary scholar; Educator; Academic administrator
Humanities and Arts
Literature and Language Studies
International Honorary Member
Specializes in Victorian literature and narrative, and more recently in the integration of science and literature. President, Clare Hall, Cambridge University (1994-2001). First woman president of a college not originally established as a women's institution. Author, Darwin's Plots; George Eliot; Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter, Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground. Vice President, British Academy (1994-96); Member, Board of Advisors, Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology. Trustee, the British Museum.