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James Arthur Bennett

James Arthur Bennett, museum director.


  • Bennett, James Arthur was born on April 2, 1947 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Son of James Hutchinson and Margaret Anna (McCune) Bennett.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Cambridge, England, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1974.


    • Lecturer University Aberdeen, Scotland, 1974-1975. Archivist Royal Astronomical Society, London, 1975. Curator of astronomy National Maritime Museum, 1977-1979.

      Curator Whipple Museum, Cambridge, 1979-1994. Keeper Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, England, since 1994. Senior tutor Churchill College, Cambridge, 1992-1994.


    • The Mathematical Science of Christopher Wren
    • Before he became a professional architect, Christopher Wren had a highly successful career as an astronomer - he was Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford University - and he was actively involved in many branches of the science or 'natural philosophy' of his day.


    • Married France Annie Ramette. Children: Siobhan, Yolaine.
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    Born April 2, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      University Cambridge
    • 1974
      University Cambridge
    • 1974 - 1975
      Lecturer, University Aberdeen
      Scotland, Connecticut, United States
    • 1975
      archivist Royal Astronomical Society
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1979
      curator of astronomy National Maritime Museum
    • 1979 - 1994
      curator Whipple Museum
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1994
      keeper Museum of the History of Science
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States