Jack Morrell

Visiting Lecturer

Summary: British Science, 1760- c.1939; History of Scientific Institutions; History of Geology.


Jack Morrell has been an Honorary Visiting Lecturer in History of Science since 1992, and has had connections with Leeds HPS since 1967. Between 1964 and 1994 he was first Lecturer, then Reader in History of Science at the University of Bradford.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania (1970), a Supernumerary Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford (1987), and a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow (1995-97). Between 1978 and 1981 he was Vice-President of the British Society for this History of Science, and in 1982 he was elected President. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1984.

Research Interests

  • British Science, 1760-c.1939
  • History of Scientific Institutions
  • History of Geology

Selected Publications

Jack Morrell has published five books, nineteen articles, fifteen contributions to books, nine review articles, and about ninety book reviews. His publications include:

  • John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005).
  • 15 articles in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: OUP, 2004).
  • Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997).
  • Science, Culture and Politics in Britain, 1750-1870 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997).
  • (ed. with A. W. Thackray) Gentlemen of Science: Early Correspondence of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Historical Society, Camden Series, vol. 30 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1984).
  • (ed. with I. Inkster) Metropolis and Province: Science in British Culture, 1780-1850 (London: Hutchinson, 1983).
  • (with A. W. Thackray) Gentlemen of Science: Early Years of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981).