Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert

by Sally March

Dr Andrew Chamblin (1969-2006)

The eighth annual Andrew Chamblin Memorial Concert will be given by Terence Charlston FRCO ARAM at 8 pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Thursday 12th June 2014. Mr Charlston will play an hour-long programme of Baroque harpsichord works by Bach, Byrd, Purcell, Blow, Forqueray and Handel. Admission is free with everyone welcome. There are no tickets required and no reserved seating.

The eighth Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture, entitled “The Pointless Universe”, will be delivered by Professor Michael Green FRS on Thursday 13th March.

The annual lecture and concert are held in memory of Dr Andrew Chamblin (1995), who died in 2006. Andrew was Pembroke’s Drapers’ Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics between 1995 and 1999. Born in Lubbock TX, Andrew did his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Rice University, before moving to Oxford to do his Master’s degree with Professor Sir Roger Penrose. After receiving an invitation to study under Professor Stephen Hawking he moved to Cambridge to undertake a PhD in Theoretical Physics. While in Cambridge he was appointed to the position of Research Fellow at Pembroke. After leaving Cambridge Andrew worked at MIT, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky.

To learn more about Andrew’s life, please visit