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31 Sedley Taylor Road

History of 31 Sedley Taylor Road


John D Cockcroft, MA PhD

Cockcroft was a British physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atomic nucleus. In WWI he served on the Western Front with the Royal Field Artillery.  He studied at St John’s College Cambridge and then became a research student at the Cavendish Laboratory. During WWII he became Assistant Director of Scientific Research in the Ministry of Supply, working on radar. (For more information follow the link above)


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