Adam Sedgwick

Academic

Academic advisees
Charles Darwin
 

Deceased Person

Date of death
1873-01-27
Place of death
 

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Date of birth
1785-03-22
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Award Winner

Awards Won
"For his original observations and discoveries in the geology of the Palaeozoic Series of rocks, and more especially for his determination of the characters of the Devonian System, by observations of the order of superposition of the Killas rocks & their (1863, Copley Medal)
 

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Person
Assessment
An exceptional empirical geologist
Category
geology
Disciplines
geologist
Connections from
adam sedgwick field trip with william daniel conybeare (William Daniel Conybeare)
adam sedgwick knew charles babbage (Charles Finney)
adam sedgwick knew george biddell airy (George Biddell Airy)
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william whewell associate of adam sedgwick (William Whewell)
william daniel conybeare field trip with adam sedgwick (William Daniel Conybeare)
lambert-adolphe-jacques quetelet met adam sedgwick (Adolphe Quetelet)
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In 1818 Sedgwick was ordained a priest and because of his academic achievements, was appointed Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Oxford, though he knew nothing at all about the subject. (Details)
Undaunted, he gave his first geological lectures a year later (after a field trip to Derbyshire with Conybeare) and before long became one of England's foremost geologists. (Details)
In 1819, Sedgwick founded the Philosophical Society, with the purpose of "promoting scientific enquiries and facilitating the communication of facts connected with the advancement of Philosophy and Natural History". (Details)
 

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