Dr James Hannam took his first degree in Physics at Oxford University before embarking on a successful financial career in the City. Then, after completing an MA in Historical Research at Birkbeck College London, James moved to Cambridge University to study for PhD at its renowned History of Science department. While there, he received several prizes and scholarships. His thesis was on the reception of medieval science in the sixteenth century.
In his spare time, James is a keen cook and enjoys growing his own vegetables. He lives in Kent with his wife and two children.
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