Authorised form of nameJardine; Lisa Anne (1944 - 2015)
Dates1944 - 2015
Place of birthOxford
Date of birth14/04/1944
Date of death25/10/2015
From age of five identified as maths prodigy; won scholarship to Cheltenham Ladies College; one of nine women undergraduates out of an intake of 180 on a maths course at Cambridge, but in third year transferred to English. Ph.D on the scientific methods of Sir Francis Bacon, reflecting the intellectual eclecticism for which she is now renowned.
Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; Director, Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary, University of London; visiting professor of history, Princeton University, USA; Honorary Fellow of King's College Cambridge; member of the Board of Management of the Arts and Humanities Research Board; Member of the Council of the Royal Institution until 2009, then resigned at the time of the leaving of Susan Greenfield, who was unfairly dismissed. Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority 2008-January 2014.
Honorary doctorates of Leters fronm the University of St Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University and the Oopen University. An Honorary doctorate of Science from the University of Aberdeen. Made an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal (2006) by the Historical Association. Awarded the Francis Bacon Award int he History fo Science by the California Institute of Technology in 2012, and collected the Bacon Medal for this award at the annual History ofd Science Society meeting in San Diego in September 2012. Awarded the British Academy's President's Medal November 2012. President of the Briyish Academy 2013-2014, which in 2012 had made her an Honorary Fellow.
CBE (2005)
Membership categoryHonorary Fellow
Date of election30/04/2015
Age at election71
Royal Society activityCommittee and panels:
Member of the Michael Faraday Committee
Medals and prizes:
Wilkins Lecture 2003 on 'Dr Wilkins' boy wonders'.
RelationshipsDaughter of renowned mathematician and scientist, Jacob Bronowski, who reached a wider public with his appearances on the Brains Trust and the seminal series 'The Ascent of Man'. Mother the scupltor Rita Coblenz. Married (1) Nick Jardine 1969, dissolved 1979, 1 son, 1 daughter; (2) John Hare 1972, 1 son.
Published works 'Franis BAcon: Discovery and the ARt of Discourse (1974); 'Still Harping on Daughters: Women and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare (1983); 'From Humanism to the Humanities (1968) with Anthony Grafton; 'What's Left: Women in Culture and the Labour Movement' (1989) with Jullia Swindells; 'Erasmus, Man of Letters: The Construction of Charisma in Print' (1993); 'Reading Shakespeare Historically' ; 'Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance' ; 'Erasmus: The Education of a Christian Prince withteh Panegyric for Archduke Philip of Austria' (1997) editor; 'Hostage to Fortune: the Troubled Life of Francis Bacon' ; 'Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution' ; 'Francis Bacon: The New Organon' (2000) editor with Michael Silverthorne; 'Global Interests: Renaissance Art Between East and West' (2000) with Jerry Brotton; 'On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Career of Sir Christopher Wren' (2002); 'For the Sake of Argument' (2003); 'The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: the Man who Measure London' ; 'London's Leonardo; the Life and Work of Robert Hooke' with J.Bennett, M. Cooper and M. Hunter (2003); 'Grayson Perry' (2004); 'The Awful end of Prince William the Silent: the First Assassination of a Head of State with a Hand-Gun' (2005); 'Going Dutch: how England Plundered Holland's Glory' (2008); Temptation in the Archives: Essays in Golden Dutch Cultute'.

Broadcasting and Lectures
'A Point of view' - 4 series, 2008, 2010. 2011, 2014
'My Father, the Bomb and Me' BBC Four 26 January 2011
'Seven Ages of Science' BBC RAdio ~Four Series 2013
' Things i never Knew about my Father' Conway Memorial Lecture, Conway Hall Ethical Society, 26 June 2014
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA8835
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView