Nicola Williams – Former Councillor & Vice-President
Having spent 40 years teaching science, mainly chemistry, at secondary and then tertiary level, Mrs Nicola Williams FRSV is now retired from teaching in the School of Chemistry at Monash but remains an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. She is Curator of the Faculty of Science Instrument Collection and continues research in antique scales and balances, especially those made by the London firm of L. Oertling.
In the prevailing political and media climate, Nick is able to contribute to the Society’s continuing efforts to communicate science intelligibly to the general community. Nick has served on the Society’s Council for many years, serving as Honorary Secretary from 2015 before assuming the role of Vice-President from 2017 to October 2020, stepping down to focus on a new role as President of the Australasian Mining History Association. Nick finished her tenure on Council in May 2021. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria in 2021.