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Alumnus of St John's College, Dr Andrew Chamblin, honoured with Oxford concert

Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert 2018

Published: 29/03/18

The twelfth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will be given by Laurence Cummings FRCO at 8 pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Thursday 7 June. Mr Cummings will play an hour-long programme of organ and harpsichord works by Bach, de Grigny, Couperin and Handel. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. There are no tickets required and no reserved seating.

After studying at Oxford University on an Overseas Research Scholarship, Dr Howard Andrew Chamberlin came to St John's College in 1992 on a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship to study for a PhD. He studied classical and quantum gravity with Professor Gary Gibbons and Professor Stephen Hawking at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Awarded a J T Knight Essay Prize, Andrew successfully defended his thesis entitled 'Aspects of Topology in Classical and Quantum Gravity'. 

A year after Andrew's death in 2006, Professor Stephen Hawking gave the inaugural Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture entitled "Out of a Black Hole". The Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert started the same year, and has been held in Christ Church Cathedral every year since.

This year's Memorial Concert will take place at 8 pm on Thursday 7 June in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. The event is free and open to all.