Adam Sedgwick 1785 - 1873
- English; British
- born in:
- Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1801 - sent to the grammar school at Sedbergh after earlier instruction from his father.
1804 - entered Trinity College, Cambridge, as a sizar.
1805 - suffered a near fatal attack of typhoid.
1810 - obtained a Trinity fellowship.
1815 - became an assistant tutor in mathematics at Trinity College.
1818 - elected to the Woodwardian professorship of geology at the University of Cambridge.
1820 - became a fellow of the Royal Society of London.
1831 - travelled to north Wales with the young Charles Darwin.
1851 - awarded the Wollaston medal by the Geological Society.
1863 - awarded the Copley medal by the Royal Society in recognition of his anti-Darwinian campaign.