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History, History of Science

Cantor, Geoffrey

United Kingdom


Geoffrey Cantor is professor emeritus of the history of science at the University of Leeds and senior honorary research associate at UCL.

His publications include Michael Faraday: Scientist and Sandemanian. A Study of Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century (1991), Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650–1900 (2005) and Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851 (2011). He was co-director (with Sally Shuttleworth) of the SciPer (Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical) Project and has co-edited volumes 1 and 5 of The Correspondence of John Tyndall (2014 & 2018).