Prof. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd awarded Dan David Prize

April 09, 2013

Tembusu wishes to congratulate our first honourary fellow, Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd on being awarded the Dan David Prize.


Sir Geoffrey Lloyd is currently Senior Scholar in Residence at the Needham Research Institute, a centre for the study of the history of East Asian science, technology and medicine, and at the University of Cambridge, England. His many books have opened the subject of Greek science as a major field in the history of classical philosophy. Lloyd’s many publications, starting from his 1966 book Polarity and Analogy, are widely cited by scholars in diverse fields of contemporary studies, as well as by classicists.


Prof. Sir Geffrey Llyod was conferred honourary Tembusu fellowship in January 2011.


For more information, please visit the Dan David Prize webpage.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.