|October 29, 2012|
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that our long-term plan to celebrate the life and work of the well-known scientist, humanist and broadcaster Jacob Bronowski with a blue heritage plaque at his former home in Hallgate, Cottingham is now close to completion. Our campaign was launched during Humanist Week in June 2010 and was part of a wider Humanist Heritage campaign by the British Humanist Association to celebrate the lives of famous humanists. Very early in our campaign we received the support of Professor Lisa Jardine, Jacob Bronowski’s daughter who is now coming to Hull to give the first of what is going to be an Annual Jacob Bronowski Lecture at the University of Hull at Middleton Hall at 6pm on Monday 29th October 2012. Professor Jardine has kindly agreed to unveil our blue heritage plaque, which was made by the Procast foundry, as part of her planned visit. The unveiling is going to be at 2.30pm at 29 Hallgate, Cottingham. Other guests at the unveiling ceremony will include Andrew Copson, the Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and Malcolm Cooper, a committee member of the History of Physics section of the Institute of Physics. On behalf of the HERHG I would again like to thank the University of Hull Humanist, Atheist, Sceptic and Agnostic (HASA) Society who collected a petition of over a hundred names in support of our campaign as part of “Freshers Week” 2010. We would also like to thank Dr Stephen Burwood from the Philosophy Department of the University of Hull who began the campaign to have Jacob Bronowski recognised at the university with the lecture series many years ago.