Dr Michael Hoskin awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts


The College offers many congratulations to Emeritus Fellow Dr Michael Hoskin on having been awarded the Gold Medal of Fine Arts 2015 by Royal Decree in Spain on 30 December 2015.

Dr Hoskin’s work on archaeoastronomy regarding the orientation of the various megalithic monuments that make up the site of the Dolmens of Antequera and determine its exceptional value formed a key part of the file that was sent to UNESCO for inclusion of the Dolmens in the World Heritage list.

Before retirement Michael Hoskin was Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science in the University of Cambridge. He was the founder, and for 45 years the editor, of Journal for the History of Astronomy, one of the most prestigious publications in the world of Astronomy. Dr Hoskin is also an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antequera. For a few minutes in 1965 he was the only Fellow of St Edmund’s.