Edward Thomas Hall

Edward Thomas Hall (10 May 1924 - 11 August2001, also known as Professor Teddy Hall) was a scientist.

Born in London, Hall was also a hot air balloon pilot, and owner of Cameron 0-84 "Flaming Pearl" G-AYAJ 1970-1990. [http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?categoryid=60&pagetype=65&applicationid=1&mode=detailnosummary&fullregmark=G-AYAJ]

Early years

The son of Walter D'Arcy Hall, he was educated at Eton College and Oxford University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1953. In 1943 joined the RNVR as an ordinary seaman, serving in landing craft transporting commandos to France.

Later life

He married South African model Jennifer De La Harpe and had two sons Bill and Martin.

At various times in his life he was a trustee of the National Gallery, the British Museum and Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company.

Notable achievements

* Exposed the Piltdown Man fraud.
* Founder of Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University.
* Founder of Littlemore Scientific Engineering Company (ELSEC), Oxford.
* Helped to date the Turin Shroud as a medieval fake. However, the dating done by Hall and his team is now disputed due to tested samples being cut from a patched corner of the shroud—see the article on the shroud.

References

* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4241884,00.html Guardian obituary] 20 August 2001."Professor ET 'Teddy' Hall:Scientist who exposed the Piltdown Man fraud and dated the Turin Shroud as a medieval fake"
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1337670/Professor-E-T-Teddy-Hall.html Telegraph Obituary]
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A0CE0DF1F3EF932A1575BC0A9679C8B63 New York Times obituary]


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