Professor Arthur Lucas is the former Principal of Kings College, London and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council.
Arthur studied at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Ohio State University, USA. He began his academic career at Flinders University, Australia before moving to the UK in 1980 as Professor of Science Curriculum Studies, Chelsea College, University of London which later merged with King’s College. King’s appointed him as Acting Principal in 1992, and Principal in 1993, a position from which he retired in 2003. He was awarded CBE in the Queen’s Jubilee Year Birthday Honours in 2002.
Arthur has published in journals of entomology, genetics, psychology, science and environmental education, as well as history of science (see http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Arthur_Lucas/publications )
In 2006 Professor Lucas was elected President of the Society for the History of Natural History.