SP5008 : Woodstock Road, Oxford: former home of Dorothy Hodgkin

taken 1 year ago, near to Marston, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Woodstock Road, Oxford: former home of Dorothy Hodgkin
Woodstock Road, Oxford: former home of Dorothy Hodgkin
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994) was a British chemist specialising in X-ray crystallography: she is notable for deciphering the structures of penicillin, vitamin B12 (for which she was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry) and insulin. She is, currently, still the only British woman to be awarded a scientific Nobel Prize. The blue plaque marks this as her former home.
Through her marriage to the historian Thomas Lionel Hodgkin (1910-1982) she became a member of the distinguished Hodgkin family, a Quaker dynasty whose other members include the pathologist Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866), discoverer of what is now known as Hodgkin's Lymphoma; the painter Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017); and the physiologist Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, who shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine the year before Dorothy Hodgkin received hers.
More details about Dorothy Hodgkin can be found at LinkExternal link.
Blue Plaques
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event, serving as a historical marker.

The world's first blue plaques were erected in London, England in the nineteenth century to mark the homes and workplaces of famous people.
The original blue plaque scheme started in the 1860s, is now run by English Heritage in London. It is believed to be the oldest such scheme in the world.
There are currently about 850 plaques in London.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
House 
Person (from Tags)
Dorothy Hodgkin 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5078 0807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.1407N 1:15.9307W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5075 0805
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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