LMB 365 – Day 302

Day 302 of #LMB365 shows the LMB Governing Board in 1967: Hugh Huxley, John Kendrew, Max Perutz, Francis Crick, Fred Sanger and Sydney Brenner. When the LMB was formally set-up in 1962, out of the previous MRC Unit, Max was appointed Chairman of a Governing Board, rather than being Director. The board met only occasionally when major decisions of scientific policy were needed but they did not direct the Lab’s research, just provided the means by which people could carry out their work. The Governing Board was the fore-runner of the current Executive Committee, which is chaired by the LMB Director