Up and at ’em Mighty Atom

Did I say an occasional series? Today I have to mention John Dalton following an article in tonight’s Manchester Evening News. It seems we have managed to misplace his body, or at least the exact spot where it was buried.

A reclusive Quaker, Dalton died in 1844 and was buried in Ardwick Cemetery which fell out of use in the 1950s. In 1963, it was turned into a playing field for Nicholls Secondary School. Dalton’s headstone was moved to Manchester Metropolitan University, but no-one knows exactly where the body was buried.

Born in 1766 in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, Dalton taught mathematics and natural philosophy at New College, Manchester. He revolutionised chemistry after presenting his atomic theory in 1803.

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