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UK Fellow, Classical Antiquity, elected in 1983

Sir Geoffrey Lloyd FBA

Ancient Greek and Chinese philosophy and science
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About this Fellow

Throughout my University career I have been based mainly at Cambridge, holding various University posts (currently Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science0, a Fellowship at Kings (from 1956) and the Mastership of Darwin (1989-2000). I have held visiting professorships and lectured across the world, in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australasia. I served as Chairman of the East Asian History of Science trust (responsible for the Needham Research Institute) from 1992 to 2002 and I serve on the editorial committee of 10 journals. I have been awarded Honorary Litt.Ds by the Universities of Athens and Oxford. I won the Kenyon Medal for Classics in 2007, the Dan David prize for the past time dimension in 2013 and the Fyssen prize for Cognitive Science in 2014. I was knighted for 'services to the history of thought' in 1997. My principal current research interests are in ancient Greek and Chinese philosophy and science and human modes of thought and cognitive capacities more generally.

Website: http://www.nri.org.uk/lloyd.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Formerly Master of Darwin College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge, 1983 - 2000
  • Master, Darwin College University of Cambridge, 1989 - 2000
  • Master, Darwin College University of Cambridge, 1989 - 2000
  • Professor of Ancient Philosophy and Science, University of Cambridge, 1983 - 2000

Publications

Cognitive Variations 2007

Polarity and analogy 1966

Magic, reason and experience 1979

Adversaries and authorities 1996

Disciplines in the Making 2009

Being, Humanity and Understanding 2012

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