Tribute at Oxford RSC Landmark event for First World War's Lost Scientist


04 October 2007

Henry Moseley, the great X-ray physicist whose discoveries enhanced chemistry too, was honoured at the University of Oxford when the RSC unveiled a plaque to commemorate his work there early in the 20th century.  

Volunteering to fight in the First World War he was killed by the Turks in 1915 during the ill-fated Dardanelles landings at the age of 27. 

The Minister-Counsellor, Mr Atilay Ersan, from the Turkish Embassy in London

The Minister-Counsellor, Mr Atilay Ersan, from the Turkish Embassy in London

In an act of reconciliation the Turkish embassy in London office sent its Minister Counsellor (pictured) to speak at the unveiling ceremony.  

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