Blue Plaque Unveiling For Selig Brodetsky.
We are delighted to invite you to the unveiling of a Blue Plaque for Selig Brodetsky at 11.15 on 10th October 2021 at 3 Grosvenor Road, Leeds LS6 2DZ, followed by refreshments at the Hyde Park Book Club
Born into poverty in Russia, one of thirteen children, he fled to the UK when he was 4. Academically bright, he pursued a university career becoming Professor of Mathematics at the University of Leeds in 1924. His research interests focused on aero dynamics and fluid dynamics, publishing mathematical models of the movements of the aeroplane. He was also a strong Trade Unionist and campaigned throughout his life for a Jewish homeland, becoming President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He became President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1948. The title of his autobiography “From Ghetto to Jerusalem” sums up his extraordinary life.
Jeremy Burton, President of Leeds Civic Trust, will unveil the plaque.