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  • Thomas Henry Huxley was born (T.H.H)

    He was born in Ealing, near London, and was the seventh of eight children in his family
  • Began medical apprenticeship (T.H.H)

    At the age of 15 with only two years of childhood education at Ealing school, Thomas became him medical apprenticeship under is Uncle and soon won a scholarship to study at Charing Cross Hospital
  • Received a Bachelor of Medicine degree (T.H.H)

    Receaied a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of London
  • Signed on as assistant surgeon (T.H.H)

    Signed on as assistant surgeon (T.H.H)
    At the age of 21, Huxley was signed on as assistant surgeon on the H.M.S. Rattlesnake. This ship was a Royal Navy frigate assigned to chart the seas around Australia and New Guinea
  • The Rattlesnake left England (T.H.H)

     The Rattlesnake left England (T.H.H)
    Thomas left on the boat The Rattlesnake, which was with the navy.
  • Returned to England (T.H.H)

    Thomas' research results, which where mailed back to England, had got him accepted into the English scientific establishment (Royal Society). Huxley soon came in contact with scientists like the geologist Charles Lyell, the botanist Joseph Hooker, the philosopher Herbert Spencer, and the naturalist Charles Darwin.
  • Appointed professor at the School of Mines (T.H.H)

  • Left the Navy (T.H.H)

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    Professor of Natural History (T.H.H)

    For 31 years Thomas was a professor of Natural History at the Royal School of Mines. HIs work included vertebrate palaeontology and many projects to advance the place of science in British life.
  • Married his wife Henrietta Heathorn (T.H.H)

    He met and immediately fell in love with Henrietta, while in port in Sydney, Australia.
  • 'Darwin's Bulldog' (T.H.H)

    'Darwin's Bulldog' (T.H.H)
    Thomas was won over by Darwins theory of evolution by natural selection. Huxley's repeated and passionate defence of Darwins book earned him the nickname 'Darwin's Bulldog'
  • Took part in a famous public debate (T.H.H)

    In Oxford, Huxley took part in a public debate on evolution with Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. Wilberforce had been coached by Richard Owen, who was to be Huxley's most significant opponent.
  • 'Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature' (T.H.H)

    Thomas published his own book on evolution, 'Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature'. His book focused on man's ancestry and was short and populist in style
  • Lectured at the Royal Institution (T.H.H)

    Lectured at the Royal Institution (T.H.H)
    Thomas lectured on 'The Coming of Age of the Origin of Species', effectively rewriting history with Darwin at the centre.
  • President of Royal Society (T.H.H)

    He was President of The Royal Society for two years, from !883-1885
  • Huxley retired (T.H.H)

  • Julian Huxley was born (J.H)

    Julian Huxley was born (J.H)
    He was born in London England (Grandson of T.H. Huxley)
  • Huxley was appointed to the privy council (T.H.H)

    Huxley was appointed to the privy council (T.H.H)
  • Thomas Henry Huxley dead (T.H.H)

    Died of a heart attack
  • Attended Eton College (J.H.)

    He attended as a King's Scholar, and continued to develop scientific interests
  • He won a scholarship to Oxford (J.H)

    He won his scholarship in Zoology to Balliol College. He graduated in 1909 with first class honours.
  • Graduated Oxford (J.H)

    Graduated with first class honours from Oxford
  • Appointed as Demonstrator (J.H)

    Appointed as Demonstrator (J.H)
    He was appointed as Demonstrator in the Department of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at Oxford University, and started on the observation of the courtship habits of water birds.
  • Set up the new Department of Biology (J.H)

    He was asked by Edgar Odell Lovett to help set up the new Department of Biology at the newly created Rice Institute (Rice University) in Houston, Texas.
  • Huxley had a nervous breakdown (J.H)

    His depression returned the next year, and he and his brother Trevenen ended up in the same nursing home. Sadly, Trevelyan hung himself.
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    World War 1

  • Assisted in the war effort (J.H)

    Assisted in the war effort (J.H)
    He worked in the British Army Intelligence Corps, first in Sussex, and then in northern Italy.
    After the war he became a Fellow at New College, Oxford and was made Senior Demonstrator in the University Department of Zoology.
  • Huxley married Juliette Baillot (J.H)

    Huxley married Juliette Baillot (J.H)
    The newly-wed`s lives was interrupted by another depressive breakdown, this time rather serious. It seemed his mental illness was a bipolar disorder, it took a long time for him to recover on this occasion.
  • Professor of Zoology (J.H)

    Huxley moved to King's College London as Professor of Zoology, but in 1927, he resigned his chair to work on The Science of Life
  • Fullerian Professor of Physiology (J.H)

    From 3 years he was also Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, where he gave an annual lecture series.
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    Great Depression

  • Huxley travelled widely (J.H)

    In the 1930s Huxley visited Kenya and other East African countries to see the conservation work, including the creation of national parks.
  • Appointed Secretary to the Zoological Society of London (J.H)

    Julian spent much of the next seven years running the society and its zoological gardens, alongside his writing and research.
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    World War 2

  • Julian went on a lecturing tour (J.H)

    Huxley was invited to the United States on a lecturing tour but raised some controversy by saying that the United States should join World War II. The Council of the Zoological Society used this as an opportunity to remove him by abolishing his post "to save expenses". But since Huxley had taken a half-salary cut at the start of the war, and no salary at all while in The U.S, the Council's action was viewed as an attack on Huxley.
  • Evolution: the modern synthesis (J.H)

    His book was written at the same time as he was Secretary to the Zoological Society, and made use of his collection of reprints covering the first part of the century
  • He join the Colonial Commission on Higher Education (J.H)

    They surveyed the West African Commonwealth countries for suitable locations for the creation of universities. He acquired a disease there and went down with hepatitis, and had a serious mental breakdown. He was completely disabled and took a full year to recover.
  • The Darwin Medal of the Royal Society (J.H)

    His research covered evolution in all its aspects but his contribution to the new evolutionary synthesis lead his to win the Darwin Medal of the Royal Society
  • The Darwin–Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society (J.H)

    Also his contribution to the new evolutionary synthesis helped him win the Darwin–Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society
  • ``The Phenomenon of Man`` (J.H)

    Huxley wrote the forward to The Phenomenon of Man and was bitterly attacked by his rationalist friends for doing so.
  • Julian Huxley Died (J.H)