UK Committee on CERN (UKCC)

The UK Committee on CERN (UKCC) meets shortly before each round of CERN Council meetings, which take place in March, June, September and December each year. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss the items likely to appear on the agendas of CERN Council and Finance Committee with all relevant parties, to get direction and where possible to agree the UK line.

Terms of reference

The UKCC’s remit is to consider questions arising from the UK participation in CERN and to brief:

  • the UK delegation to the CERN Finance Committee
  • the UK delegation to the CERN Committee of Council
  • the UK delegation to the CERN Council.


Membership of UKCC includes representatives from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), STFC and members of the particle physics community.

The current membership is:

  • Tom Child (Chair)
  • Grahame Blair
  • Jon Butterworth
  • Nigel Glover
  • Charlotte Jamieson
  • Heather Macklyne
  • Dave Newbold
  • Helen O’Keeffe
  • Ollie Payne
  • David Rawlins
  • Tara Shears
  • David Snell
  • Mark Thomson
  • Sarah Verth

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Last updated: 31 March 2022

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