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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: December 2019

This month’s update adds 13 lives ranging from the thirteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, with a review of the past year’s updates by the dictionary’s General Editor, Sir David Cannadine.

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Sir Jocelyn Field Thorpe (1928–2004)

Sir Jocelyn Field Thorpe

Three chemical reactions are named after Sir Jocelyn Thorpe, professor of organic chemistry at Imperial College, London from 1913. He made fundamental contributions to his area of science, and his expertise was sought by government and industry.

 

 

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DECEMBER 12, 2019

What's new: December 2019

This month, thirteen lives ranging from the thirteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, with a review of the past year’s updates by the dictionary’s General Editor, Sir David Cannadine, have been added to the ODNB.

NOVEMBER 22, 2019

George Eliot's 200th birthday

In celebration of George Eliot's 200th birthday, discover eight facts you may not have known about the author formerly known as Marian Evans.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

What's new: November 2019

Over twenty lives of nineteenth-and-twentieth-century opera singers and recitalists, curated by Dr Andrew Lamb and Christopher Webber, have been added this month.