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Diana Briggs

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About Diana


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General Secretary

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After an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Otago, I moved to Europe via a sojourn in India and have lived in the UK ever since, except for about two years in California. I have a doctorate in Biochemistry from Oxford University and worked for many years in research in molecular and cell biology. This was followed by a position as a scientific advisor for a small biotech company.

I am now General Secretary for the educational charity Christians in Science, which was established in the 1940s, to help scientists who are mainstream Christians think through issues of science and faith, including topics such as ethics, origins and care for the environment. Although UK-based, we have a broad membership and links with sister organisations worldwide. We provide support for both academics and students, running conferences and other events, in universities and churches throughout the UK and Ireland. I have also been on the board of an Oxford-based charity, which provides affordable housing for students and academic visitors on limited income, often coming from Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.

I am married to a fellow scientist and we have two adult children and three grandchildren.

How would I like to connect?

I'd love to connect socially

My favourite St Cuthbert's memory

Two teachers who influenced me were Miss Budd, the Deputy Head, who led inspirational Sunday evening devotions for boarders and Miss MacDonald, our rather fiery but equally inspirational Latin teacher.

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I’d be very happy to meet up with Old Girls visiting Oxford.