Authorised form of nameChristian; John Wyrill (1926 - 2001)
Other forms of nameChristian, Jack
ForenamesJohn Wyrill
Dates1926 - 2001
Dates and placesBirth:
Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (09 April 1926)
27 February 2001
ActivityResearch Field:
Scarborough Boys' High School (1936-1943); Queen's College, Oxford. MA, DPhil (1949)
Research student in the laboratory of William Hume-Rothery (1937); Lecturer in metallurgy, (1955); George Keeley Reader in metallurgy (1958); Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1963); Professor of Physical Metallurgy (1967); Editor and then Associate Editor, 'Acta Metallurgica' and of other journals; suffered from Parkinson's disease
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of a trawler skipper; married (1949) Maureen Lena Smith; two sons, one daughter, Louise Christian, human rights lawyer
Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society Vol 54, 2008, pp 71-94
Guardian (02 April 2001)
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5997
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1975/09Christian, John Wyrill: certificate of election to the Royal Society
WF/6Grant application from the University of Oxford to the Wolfson Foundation for Chair in Metallurgy1957-2007
JWCPapers of John Wyrill Christian1946-2001
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