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Image number: RS.12329
Credit: ©Godfrey Argent Studio

Medallists of the Royal Society

Date

1982

Sitter

Frederick Edward Warner (1910-2010, British), Chemical engineer
John Michael Woodgate, Instrument maker
Michael James Stewart Dewar (1918-1997, British), Theoretical chemist
Peter Edward Hanley, Instrument maker
Drummond Hoyle Matthews (1931-1997, British), Geophysicist
Frederick John Vine (b.1939, British), Geologist
Richard Henry Dalitz (1925-2006, British), Theoretical physicist
Charles Gorrie Wynne (1911-1999, British), Instrument maker
Sir Martin Francis Wood (b.1927, British), Engineer
William Rede Hawthorne (1913-2011, British), Engineer
John Heslop-Harrison (1920-1998), Botanist
John Warcup Cornforth (1917-2013, Australian), Chemist
Yolande Heslop-Harrison (British), Botanist
John Frank Adams (1930-1989, British), Mathematician

Creator

Godfrey Argent (1937-2006, British), Photographer

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 224mm
width (print): 293mm
height (paper support): 304mm
width (paper support): 380mm

Subject

Description

Formal group portrait of medallist taken in the Royal Society Library at Carlton House Terrace.

Including from left to right; Sir Frederick Warner, Mr J M Woodgate, Professor M J S Dewar, Professor J F Adams, Dr P E Hanley, Dr D H Matthews, Professor F J Vine, Professor R H Dalitz, Professor C G Wynne, Mr M F Wood, Sir William Hawthorne, Professor J Heslop-Harrison, Sir John Cornforth, Dr Yolande Heslop-Harrison and Dr C Milstein.

Stamped on the reverse ‘GODFREY ARGENT STUDIO, 12 HOLLAND ST. LONDON, W8 4LT TEL.937 0441, 937 4008’ and inscribed ’82 JGA 9149/13’.

Sticker attached to the reverse with printed inscription ‘Sir Frederick Warner, Mr J M Woodgate, Professor M J S Dewar, Professor J F Adams, Dr P E Hanley, Dr D H Matthews, Professor F J Vine, Professor R H Dalitz, Professor C G Wynne, Mr M F Wood, Sir William Hawthorne, Professor J Heslop-Harrison, Sir John Cornforth, Dr Yolande Heslop-Harrison and Dr C Milstein.’

Sir Frederick Warner (1910-2010) was a British chemical engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1976. He was awarded the Buchanan Medal in 1982 for his important role in reducing pollution of the River Thames and of his significant contributions to risk assessment.

John Michael Woodgate was awarded the Mullard award in 1982, with Martin Francis Wood and Peter Edward Hanley, In recognition of their development, manufacture and marketing of advanced superconducting magnet systems as a result of which they have established Oxford Instruments Ltd as the leading supplier of these systems throughout the world.

Michael James Stewart Dewar (1918-1997) was a British theoretical chemist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1960. He was awarded the Davy medal in 1982 in recognition of his distinguished studies of the mechanisms of a wide range of chemical reactions based on semi-empirical wave mechanical calculations.

John Frank Adams (1930-1989) was a British mathematician, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1964. He was awarded the Sylvester Medal in 1982 for his solution of several outstanding problems of algebraic topology and of the methods he invented for this purpose which have proved of prime importance in the theory of the subject.

Peter Edward Hanley was awarded the Mullard award in 1982, with Martin Francis Wood and John Michael Woodgate In recognition of their development, manufacture and marketing of advanced superconducting magnet systems as a result of which they have established Oxford Instruments Ltd as the leading supplier of these systems throughout the world.

Drummond Hoyle Matthews (1931-1997) was a British marine geophysicist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, and he was awarded the Hughes Medal in 1982 with Frederick John Vine for their elucidation of the magnetic properties of the ocean floors which subsequently led to the plate tectonic hypothesis.

Frederick John Vine is a British marine geologist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, and he was awarded the Hughes Medal in 1982 with Drummond Hoyle Matthews for their elucidation of the magnetic properties of the ocean floors which subsequently led to the plate tectonic hypothesis.

Richard Henry Dalitz (1925-2006) was a British theoretical physicist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1960. He was awarded the Royal Medal in 1982 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to particle physics, particularly in relation to the properties of strange particles.

Charles Gorrie Wynne (1911-1999) was a British lens designer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1970, he was awarded the Rumford Medal in 1982 in recognition of his unique contribution to the design of optical instruments ranging from large telescopes to bubble-chamber optics.

Sir Martin Francis Wood is a British engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1987. He was awarded the Mullard award in 1982, with John Michael Woodgate and Peter Edward Hanley, In recognition of their development, manufacture and marketing of advanced superconducting magnet systems as a result of which they have established Oxford Instruments Ltd as the leading supplier of these systems throughout the world.

Sir William Rede Hawthorne (1913-2011) was a British professor of engineering, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955. He was awarded the Royal Medal in 1982 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, and particularly the internal aerodynamics of turbomachines.

John Heslop-Harrison (1920-1998) British botanist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1970. He was awarded the Darwin Medal, with Yolande Heslop-Harrison in recognition of their major contributions to plant physiology including fundamental studies on insectivorous plants, much of this research carried out jointly.

John Warcup Cornforth (1917-2013) was an Australian chemist, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1953. He was awarded the Copley Medal in 1982 in recognition of his distinguished research on the stereochemically-controlled synthesis and biosynthesis of biologically important molecules.

Dr Yolande Heslop-Harrison (nee. Massey) was a British botanist. She was awarded the Darwin Medal, with John Heslop-Harrison in recognition of their major contributions to plant physiology including fundamental studies on insectivorous plants, much of this research carried out jointly.

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