2005 Speaker - Sir Geoffrey Lloyd
Classicist and Philosopher
Emeritus professor of ancient philosophy and science at Cambridge University, Sir Geoffrey Lloyd’s work comprises culture worldwide. As an academic, Sir Geoffrey spent the bulk of his career at Cambridge University, serving as:
Along with holding visiting professorships at several reputable institutions and lecturing worldwide, Sir Geoffrey also served as Chairman of the East Asian History of Science trust (1992-2002) and is presently Senior Scholar in Residence at the Needham Research Institute.
Sir Geoffrey has received international renown for his contributions to the field of classics. Knighted by the British government in 1997 for “services to the history of thought,” Sir Geoffrey was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1983 and presented their annual lecture in 1999, entitled “On the ‘Origins’ of Science.” Other honors include:
A well-respected expert in the classics, Sir Geoffrey Lloyd is a prolific author who has written nineteen books, edited four others, and published nearly 300 articles and reviews. Some of his works include:
His expertise is also valued by the several publications on whose editorial committees he serves, a distinguished list including Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Journal of the History of Astronomy, Physics, History of the Human Sciences, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy and Endoxa.
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