Dr. Robert Fox

DR. ROBERT FOX, Emeritus, Oxford University
Dr. Robert Fox

Topic: Thomas Harriot at Oxford

Bio: Dr. Robert Fox is a leading British authority on the history of science, and has published extensively. In 2015, the international History of Science Society awarded him the George Sarton Medal. In 2006, the Ministry of Culture in France honored him with a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Fox received a BA & MA in physics from Oriel College, Oxford, and a D.Phil. (Oxon) from the Faculty of Modern History. After teaching at the University of Lancaster, becoming Director of Research at the Centre de recherché en histoire des sciences et des techniques in Paris, and becoming Assistant Director of the London Science Museum, Fox became a professor of history of science at the University of Oxford from 1988 through 2006. He is now Emeritus Professor of the History of Science at Oxford; Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College; and Honorary Fellow of Oriel College.

Fox was the first organizer of the annual Thomas Harriot Lectures at Oriel College, Oxford, and has edited two volumes based on the lecture series.