Oct 30, 2017

Woodwardian Professor 100 years ago - 30th October 1917


Celebrating 100 years since John Edward Marr (1857-1933) became the 9th Woodwardian Professor, Monday 30th October: Visit our online Archive gallery

Category: 2017
Posted by: Sandra
John Edward Marr painting, seated in university robes.   Archive notebooks, John Edward Marr Archive   John Edward Marr seated on train

On 30th October 1917 John Edward Marr succeeded to the Woodwardian Chair. To mark this a selection of documents have been digitized and will be available to view online on 30th October.  There will also be a small facsimile display at the A.G Brighton Building, where the Archive is stored

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For further information about the Archives, please contact our Archivist Sandra Freshney.
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