chemist and inventor, Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), spent
two years in Bristol, working at Thomas Beddoes' Pneumatic
Institution in Hotwells.
Humphry Davy (detail from Some Who
Have Made Bristol Famous).
Davy's brief association with
the city ended in 1801 when he joined the Royal Institute in
Others associated with science and Bristol include:
Thomas Norton (died 1513), controversial alchemist, author
of the alchemical manual The Ordinal.
William Champion (1710-1789), inventor of new zinc smelting process.
William Budd (1811-1880), physician and epidemiologist who curbed
a cholera outbreak in Bristol in 1860.
Rosa Burden (c 1873-1939), founder of the Burden Neurological
John Pinkerton (1919-1997), designer of the world's first business
computer, the LEO.
||Sir Bernard Lovell, astronomer, first
director of the Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Sir Bernard Lovell, photograph on the Jodrell
Bank Observatory website.
For further information on Bristol
scientists, download the Science
City Bristol section of the
Download a list of One Hundred Scientific Facts Linked
to the Bristol City Region here.