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Daphne Jackson (1936–1991)

© the artist. Photo credit: University of Surrey

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Daphne Jackson graduated in physics from Imperial College in 1958. She moved to Battersea College of Technology (now the University of Surrey) where she researched theoretical nuclear physics and was awarded a PhD in 1962. She was the first woman to be appointed Professor of Physics in the UK (1971) at the University of Surrey where she later became Dean of the Faculty of Science. A distinguished physicist in nuclear, medical and radiation physics, she served bodies such as the Institute of Physics, the Women’s Engineering Society, the University Grants Committee, the Board of the Meteorological Office and regional and district health authorities.

University of Surrey





oil on canvas


H 89.5 x W 69.5 cm

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commissioned by the University, 2001

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Daphne Frances Jackson OBE DSc (1936 - 1991) Profe


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