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Chris Rapley CBE

Chris Rapley CBE

Professor of climate science at UCL

Chris Rapley is a professor of climate science at UCL.

Before coming to UCL, Prof Christopher Graham Rapley was the Director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1998 to 2007. He was appointed Director of the Science Museum in 2007, stepping down in 2010. In 2008 he was awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal – “For professional achievements judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity”  Since January 2014 Chris is the Chair of European Space Agency (ESA), Director General's High Level Science Policy Advisory Committee.

In 2014 Chris Rapley and Duncan Macmillan were commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre to write a play '2071' on climate change which he will perform at the Royal Court in late 2014.