Thomas Henry Huxley(1825-1895), Biologist and science educationist
Sitter in 48 portraits
Biologist and comparative anatomist, a key figure in Victorian scientific life. A vigorous supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution, particularly during the famous 1860 Oxford debate with Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. He was the youngest biologist to receive the Royal Medal of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-six. He became its President in 1883-5. He served on many Royal Commissions on education and public health, and worked tirelessly to improve scientific education in Britain.
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