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Blue Plaques Details
Several organisations install 'blue plaques' to commemmorate famous people.
A set of links to these organisations can be found on our
memorials page. Details of books
on Blue Plaques are in the
In all lists, click on the name to move directly to the details for
The names of some recipients of IOP funded 'blue' plaques are listed below
in several ways. Also a few set up by others.
An accompanying page gives detailed information about
the recipients. Ideally these pages should have a photograph of the plaque,
a portrait of the individual and links to website where further information
can be found. Further blue plaques are in the process of being installed,
they will be added to the list later.
Please let the
webeditor know of any errors or omissions in these pages. I should particularly like a photograph and an OS Grid Ref
for each plaque, if there is one near you please take its picture and
send me a copy of the print or image.
Names are accessible in several ways:
Each person is described with a few details and suggestions where further
information can be found.
If the person has the initials F.R.S. after the name further information
can be found at the website of the Royal Society.
Biographies of people interested in electricity and magnetism can be found
on the website of the IET (formerly the IEE) for example S.P.Thompson.
Alternatively the wikipedia website has many details, when you get to their Main_Page
enter the name of the person whose history you want. To enter
more than one name, enclose them in "" for example "William Lawrence Bragg".
You should remember that this site in not refereed it is made by
its users so you should use its information with care.
Articles in our newsltter about 'Blue plaques':
- No 10 Spring 97 page 18 Blue Plaques
- No. 11 Spring 1998 page 11 #Blue Plaques for Physicists,
page 32 'Blue Plaque Information'
- No 12 1999 page 16 Blue plaques in the Lancashire and Cumbria Branch
describes the early years of W.H.Bragg born and brought up near Wigton, Cumbria
- No 12 1999 p15 list of plaques, p17 W.H.Bragg's boyhood
- No. 15 2002 Blue plaques for Physicist Poynting page 33
Page last updated 7 November 2012