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Professor John Henry Poynting (1852-1914), Physicist of Mason Science College, Birmingham
1852 Born in Manchester.
Attended Owens College, Manchester, and London University (B.Sc. 1872).
1872 Admitted to Trinity College, Cambridge
1874 Graduated B.A. (3rd Wrangler)
1878-80 Fellow of the college.
1880-14 Professor of Physics at Birmingham University
1888 Admitted to the Royal Society
1899 President of Section A, of the British Association.
1909-11 (sic) President of the Physical Society
1914 Died March 30