!!Council Composition
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The Council comprises the following members: 
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*President: [Professor Sierd Cloetingh|Member/Cloetingh_Sierd]. Earth Sciences, Utrecht University
*Vice president: [Professor Anne Buttimer|Member/Buttimer_Anne]. Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College Dublin
*Honorary Treasurer: [Professor Ole Petersen|Member/Petersen_Ole]. Director of Biosciences, Cardiff University 
*Other members of the [Board of Trustees|Acad_Main/About_us/Governance].
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*All chairs of Academic Sections are Statutory Council members. 
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In addition, a number of independent members (up to 5 ) are elected individually by the Annual General Meeting. As at September 2013, these were the following:
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*[Professor Xavier Costa-Guix|Member/Costa-Guix_Xavier] (Barcelona) - Architecture
*[Professor Laszlo Csernai|Member/Csernai_Lászlo_Pál] (Bergen) – Physics
*[Professor Marie Farge|Member/Farge_Marie] (Paris) – Physics