The Wood Memorial Lecture

The Wood Memorial Lecture is in memory of father and son, John F and Peter J Wood, who were, consecutively, lecturers in the Physics Department from 1924-88.

The series of lectures were instituted in 1994 after an endowment from Peter's wife Anne, as the most appropriate memorial to both men. The Wood Memorial Lecture is held every few years; the inaugural lecture was given by Professor Sir Michael Berry.

To date, the Wood lecturers have been:



Nov 2007 Professor Sir John Pendry FRS
Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London
Jan 2005 Professor John D Barrow FRS
University of Cambridge

May 2002

Professor Edward A Hinds
Sussex Centre for Optical and Atomic Physics, University of Sussex

May 2000

Professor Frank Close
Theoretical Physics Division, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Nov 1998

Professor Jonathan Tennyson
University College London

Nov 1996

Professor Peter Knight
Imperial College London

Nov 1994

Professor Sir Michael Berry
University of Bristol