Edward Thomas Hall

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Edward Thomas Hall
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In the Balloon
Born (1924-05-10)10 May 1924
London, England
Died 11 August 2001(2001-08-11) (aged 77)
Residence Oxford
Nationality British
Fields Archaeological science
Alma mater New College, Oxford (Chemistry)
Notable awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Fellow of the British Academy
Spouse Jennifer De La Harpe
Children Bill Hall
Martin Hall

Edward Thomas Hall CBE, Hon. FBA, FSA, D.Phil (also known as Teddy Hall; 10 May 1924 – 11 August 2001) was a British scientist.


Born in London, the son of Walter D'Arcy Hall and Anne Madeleine Hall, he was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford, where he received his DPhil in 1953. In 1943, he joined the RNVR as an ordinary seaman, serving in landing craft transporting commandos to France.

Hall was also a hot-air-balloon pilot and owner of Cameron O-84 Flaming Pearl G-AYAJ 1970-1990.[1] He was a member of the Air Squadron.

In the 1970s and 80s he owned a Bertram 32 motor boat Blue Bonito based in Greece and Turkey. This was used for testing his company's marine magnetometers, helping various marine archaeological expeditions and finding the sunken WWI battleships Bouvet, Irresistible and Ocean.

He married South African model Jennifer De La Harpe and had two sons Bill and Martin.

At various times in his life he was a trustee of the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Science Museum and Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company.


Hall was an Ad hominem Professor at Worcester College, Oxford.