Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science

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The Simonyi Professorship for the Public Understanding of Science is a chair at the University of Oxford. The chair was established in 1995 for the ethologist Richard Dawkins by an endowment from Charles Simonyi. The aim of the Professorship is "to communicate science to the public without, in doing so, losing those elements of scholarship which constitute the essence of true understanding".

In 2008, Dawkins retired and the Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy was elected to the chair.[1][2][3][4]

List of Simonyi Professors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Simonyi Professorship Home Page". The University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
  2. ^ Simonyi, Charles (1995-05-15). "Manifesto for the Simonyi Professorship". The University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "The Current Simonyi Professor: Richard Dawkins". The University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  4. ^ Dawkins, Richard. "Charles Simonyi Professorship in the Public Understanding of Science". RichardDawkins.net. Retrieved 2008-03-29.