Edward Thomas Hall

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Edward Thomas Hall
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In a 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.


Edward Thomas Hall was 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.[citation needed]

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

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

In 1962, Hall co-developed, with his friend Robin Cavendish, a wheelchair with a built-in respirator that allowed Cavendish, who was paralyzes from the neck down from polio and required a medical respirator to breathe, to leave the confinement to his bed. This chair became the model for future devices of its type,[1] with Cavendish eventually using a total of 10 different chairs.[2]

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


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  1. ^ Renton, Alice; Renton, Tim (10 August 1994). "Obituary: Robin Cavendish". The Independent.
  2. ^ Oaksey, John (17 August 2001). "Obituaries: Professor E T 'Teddy' Hall". The Daily Telegraph.
  3. ^ Hall, E.T. (June 1996). "The Littlemore Clock". Horological Science.