SP5106 : Commemorative plaques on the Inorganic Chemistry building, South Parks Road, Oxford

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

Commemorative plaques on the Inorganic Chemistry building, South Parks Road, Oxford
Commemorative plaques on the Inorganic Chemistry building, South Parks Road, Oxford
The plaques commemorate, from the top:
- the discovery in 1982 by Allen Hill, Tony Cass and Graham Davis that led to an electronic blood glucose sensor now used by diabetics around the world;
- the X-ray diffraction work by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin on the structure of molecules such as penicillin, insulin and Vitamin B12, which led to her receiving a Nobel Prize in 1964;
- and the identification in 1980 by John B. Goodenough, Koichi Mizushima, Philip C. Jones and Philip J. Wiseman of the cathode material that made possible the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that powers today's portable electronic devices.
The plaques can be seen in a little more context at SP5106 : Inorganic Chemistry building, South Parks Road, Oxford and SP5106 : Radcliffe Science Library and Inorganic Chemistry building, South Parks Road, Oxford.
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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Thursday, 4 May, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 30 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
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Oxford University 
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Dorothy Hodgkin 
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