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The Lord May of Oxford
BornRobert McCredie May
8 January 1936(1936-01-08)[1]
Sydney, Australia
Died28 April 2020(2020-04-28) (aged 84)
Oxford, England, U.K.
FieldsTheoretical ecology
InstitutionsImperial College London
University of Oxford
Harvard University
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Notable awards

Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford, HonFAIB (8 January 1936 – 28 April 2020) was an Australian scientist. He was President of the Royal Society from 2000 to 2005.[3] He is a professor at the University of Sydney and Princeton University. He was a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords from 2001 until his retirement in 2017.

May was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and an appointed member of the council of the British Science Association. He was also a member of the advisory council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[4]

May died on 28 April 2020 at a nursing home in Oxford of pneumonia caused by Alzheimer's disease, aged 84.[5][6]