Georgiana Hedesan

Ambrose College

Tutor, Ambrose College

I am a postdoctoral associate of University of Oxford, in the History Faculty and a former Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in Medical Humanities there. My current research is at the crossroads between history of medicine, history of alchemy and chemistry, and history of technology. At Oxford I have been lecturing and tutoring in the Art and Nature in the Renaissance and Scientific Movements of the 17th Century undergraduate courses. I have previously taught in the distance course MA in Western Esotericism at the University of Exeter. I published a monograph entitled An Alchemical Quest for Universal Knowledge: The ‘Christian Philosophy’ of Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644) (London: Routledge, 2016). I have a keen interest in Digital Humanities and IT applied to the Education sector, and have most recently been editor of the Cabinet online learning platform at University of Oxford.

University of Oxford




PhD History

University of Exeter