Sir Howard Newby, KB, CBE, BA, PhD, AcSS, is Vice -Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.
He has a lifelong interest in railway history and is currently Deputy Chairman of the Railway Heritage Committee and chairs the Board of the National Railway Museum. He is also a Trustee of the National Museum of Science and a Governor of the British Film Institute as well as a Trustee of the National Football Museum.
About the National Museum of Science & Industry
The NMSI family of museums presents and cares for some of the greatest collections of their kind in the world. The group comprises the Science Museum in London, the National Railway Museum in York and Shildon, and the National Media Museum in Bradford. The six million artefacts under its stewardship cover the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine, transport, visual media and related arts. They range from Crick and Watson’s original DNA model to Stephenson’s Rocket, from the Flying Scotsman to John Logie Baird’s original television apparatus. Each year NMSI museums attract a total of over four million visitors. NMSI is an executive non-departmental public body whose parent body is the Department of Culture Media and Sport.