From time to time, BCS considers the award of an Honorary Fellowship to individuals who have given outstanding service to the Society over a sustained period of time.
The Honorary Fellowship of BCS is awarded under Bye -law 8 of the BCS's Royal Charter and Trustee Board Regulation 1.3 specifies that the award may be made even if the individual in question is not already a member of the Society and may not be eligible for any other class of membership.
The Award was first approved in 1969 in which year the first election was made. The Membership Board is responsible for identifying and proposing suitable candidates. The actual election of such members of the profession is by a Resolution of Trustee Board.
There is no restriction on the nature of the work nor the area of activity within the Society which would be considered appropriate. However, the contribution should be of overall benefit BCS as a whole and not simply the area in which it is made.
Further details can be viewed here: Honorary Fellowship of BCS
A full list of all BCS Honorary Fellows can be found here: Honorary Fellowship - Roll of Honour
More information can be found on our Volunteer Awards here: Volunteer Awards information