The Stereoscopic Society is proud to announce the appointment of Sir Brian May PhD as its patron!
The Queen guitarist and songwriter, singer and arranger was awarded a Knighthood in the 2023 New Year Honours list for his services to music and charity. In 2009 he set up his animal welfare charity, The Save Me Trust, to protect and care for wildlife and in particular the species native to Great Britain.
However, he is equally well-known and highly regarded in the stereoscopic community and his Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy, also a charity, houses the world's largest collection of stereoscopic images. He is also an accomplished astrophysicist and has worked with NASA to produce 3-D images of asteroids and planets.
The Stereoscopic Society is the world's oldest stereoscopic club, being founded in 1893, so this year marks its 130th anniversary. Sir Brian's passion for stereoscopy dates back to his childhood and his association with the Society goes back many years, to the 1970s, when his neighbour, who was the Society's president at the time, invited him to one of the society's London meetings.
What better way of acknowledging this long association, and the work he does to raise the profile of all things 3-D, than to invite him to become The Stereoscopic Society's first-ever patron?
Welcome back Sir Brian!