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John Charlton Polkinghorne

administrator , Clergyman , writer

John Charlton Polkinghorne, British writer, retired academic administrator, clergyman. Ordained deacon Church of England, 1981, priest, 1982. Honorary fellow Trinity Hall University Cambridge, 1989, Queens' College, Cambridge, 1996.

Background

POLKINGHORNE, John was born on October 16, 1930 in Weston-super-Mare. Son of George B. Polkinghome and Dorothy E. Charlton.

Education

Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1955. Doctor of Science, Cambridge (England) University, 1974.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), University Kent, England, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Exeter, England, 1994. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Leicester, England, 1995.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Durham, England, 1999.

Career

Lecturer, University of Edinburgh 1956-1958. Lecturer, University of Cambridge 1958-1965, Reader 1965-1968, Professor, of Mathematical Physics 1968-1979. Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge 1954-1986.

Curate, St. Michael & All Angels, Bedminster 1982-1984. Vicar of St. Cosmus and St. Damian in the Blean 1984-1986. Honorary Professor, of Theoretical Physics, University of Kent since 1984.

Fellow and Dean, Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1986-1989, Honorary Fellow since 1989. President Queens' College, Cambridge since 1989.

Achievements

  • Ordained deacon Church of England, 1981, priest, 1982.

Works

Membership

Chairman committee on Research Use of Fetuses and Fetal Material, 1988-1989, task force Treatment of Drug Misuses, 1994-1996, advisory committee on genetic testing, 1996-1999. Member doctrine commission Church of England, 1989-1994, Human Genetics Commission, since 2000. Sergeant Army, 1948-1949.

Fellow Royal Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Son of George Baulkwill and Dorothy Evelyn (Charlton) P. Married Ruth Isobel (Martin), March 26, 1955. Children: Peter, Isobel Polkinghorne Morland, Michael.

father:
George Baulkwill Polkinghorne

mother:
Dorothy Evelyn (Charlton) Polkinghorne

spouse:
Ruth Isobel

child:
Peter Polkinghorne

child:
Isobel Polkinghorne Morland Polkinghorne

child:
Michael Polkinghorne