Andrew Boothroyd is a Professor of Physics at Oxford University, and a Fellow of Oriel College. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge, Andrew joined the University of Warwick, first as a postdoc and then as a University Lecturer. In 1991, he moved to Oxford University, where he has served as Head of Condensed Matter Physics, Associate Head of Department, and as vice-Provost of Oriel College. His research exploits neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to explore novel magnetic and superconducting materials. In 2011 he won the Institute of Physics Superconductivity Group Prize, and in 2017 he was recognised as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.