1757 - attended the grammar school at Wotton under Edge.
1763 - began training with Daniel Ludlow, an apothecary in Chipping Sodbury.
1783 - published an improved method for preparing pure emetic tartar (potassium antimony tartrate) by recrystallization.
1784 - soon after both the Montgolfiers' pioneering flight and the first flight in Britain, Jenner was involved in the flight of an unmanned balloon.
1789 - with another doctor, John Hickes, he inoculated some individuals, including the infant Edward Jenner, with material from a disease variously described as swinepox, pigpox, and cowpox.
1796 - performed the first documented cowpox inoculation.
1809 - made an honorary member of the Geological Society.