York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

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57 Bootham Tower

Did you know?

Sir Clifford Allbutt, a past pupil of St Peter’s School and an exceptionally fine physician, scientist, teacher and scholar, invented the modern short clinical thermometer in 1866.

The invention resulted in a much shorter and more portable thermometer and reduced reading time from around twenty minutes to five.

After leaving St Peter’s where he was a boarder, Sir Clifford Allbut (1836-1925) went on to Cambridge. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1880, became Regius Professor of Physics at Cambridge in 1892 and was knighted in 1907, an honour he had previously refused twice.

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