Sedleian Professors

Sedleian Professors

Saturday 18 June 2022 (All day)
Weston Library, Oxford

2021 was the 400th anniversary of the first holder of the Sedleian Chair of Natural Philosophy (Edward Lapworth) taking up his post. This event (delayed by Covid) celebrates the diverse lives and wide ranging labours of a number of Sedleian professors across four centuries. 


09:30-09:40 Registration

09:40-09:45  Introduction & house keeping

09:45-10:15 Alastair Compton (Cambridge): Thomas Willis (1621-1675)

10:15-10:45 Nigel Aston (Leicester): The Theologians (1704-1782)

10:45-11:15 Jim Bennett (Oxford): Thomas Hornsby (1733-1810)

11:15-11:45 Christopher Hollings (Oxford): George Leigh Cooke (c.1779-1853) and Bartholomew Price (1818-1898)

11:45-12:30   LUNCH BREAK

12:30-13:00 June Barrow-Green (Open): Augustus Love (1863-1940)

13:00-13:30 Peter Cargill (St Andrews): Sydney Chapman (1888-1970)

13:30-14:00 Mark McCartney (Ulster): George Temple (1901-1992) and Albert Green (1912-1999)

14:00 Thank yous and goodbyes

 While coffee or lunch are not be provided at this event there is a cafeteria in the Weston library at which refreshments (such as tea, coffee and a snack lunch) can be purchased. There are also many eating places nearby.

Note due to reasons beyond our control the timings of the talks have been changed slightly (as of 11th May 2022).