Lisa Jardine

British historian

Lisa Anne Jardine, CBE FRS FRHistS (née Bronowski; 12 April 1944 – 25 October 2015) was a British historian of the early modern period.

Lisa Jardine
Professor Lisa Jardine CBE FRS.jpg
Lisa Jardine in 2014, portrait via the Royal Society
Lisa Anne Bronowski

(1944-04-12)12 April 1944
Died25 October 2015(2015-10-25) (aged 71)
Cause of deathCancer
Spouse(s)John Hare

Early lifeEdit

Jardine was born in Oxford, England. She studied at Cheltenham Ladies' College, Newnham College, Cambridge, and the University of Essex.


From 1990 to 2011, she was Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies[1] and Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, University of London. From 2008 to January 2014 she was Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).[2][3][4][5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1969, she married scientist Nicholas Jardine[7], with whom she had a son and a daughter/[8] In 1982, she married the architect John Hare[9] with whom she had one son[8]. She was the cousin of television director Laurence Moody and actress Clare Lawrence Moody.


Lisa Jardine died of cancer on 25 October 2015, aged 71.[10]


  1. "Lisa Jardine", Gresham College.
  2. "Professor Lisa Jardine to step down as Chair of the HFEA". HFEA. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  3. "Jardine Staff Profile at Centre for Editing Lives and Letters". Archived from the original on 11 January 2015.
  4. Official Jardine home page,; accessed 26 October 2015.
  5. Jardine profile,; accessed 26 October 2016.
  6. Video interview of Lisa Jardine by Alan Macfarlane,; accessed 26 October 2015.
  7. Marriage registration Cambridgeshire 4a 992, Jul–Sep 1969
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Prize fighter". the Guardian.
  9. Marriage registration Westminster 15 1624, Jul–Sep 1982
  10. Renowned historian Lisa Jardine dies aged 71,; accessed 26 October 2015.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Lisa Jardine at Wikimedia Commons