Dorothy Hodgkin works as Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.
In April 1953, Dorothy Hodgkin,along with Sydney Brenner, Jack Dunitz, Leslie Orgel, and Beryl M. Oughton, travels from Oxford to Cambridge to see the model of the structure of DNA, constructed by Francis Crick and James Watson, based on data acquired by Rosalind Franklin.
Dorothy Hodgkin studies for a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of John Desmond Bernal. In Cambridge, she becomes aware of the potential of X-ray crystallography to determine the structure of proteins. She spends 2 happy years in Cambridge financed by her aunt.
Dorothy Hodgkin enters the Somerville College at Oxford. She begins combining archaeology and chemistry, analysing glass tesserae from Jerash with E.G.J. Hartley. Following strong advice from her tutor, F.M. Brewer, she begins doing research in X-ray crystallography.
Dorothy Hodgkin moves back to Oxford to complete her Research Fellowship. She starts to collect money for an X-ray apparatus with the help of Sir Robert Robinson. Later, she receives Research Assistance from the Rockefeller and Nuffield Foundations. She continues the research begun at Cambridge with Bernal on the sterols and on other biologically interesting molecules, including insulin.
Dorothy Hodgkin marries Thomas L. Hodgkin, who becomes an authority in African history. Both Hodgkins hold academic appointments at Oxford, and they raise their three children there.
Dorothy Hodgkin receives from Somerville College a position as Official Fellow and Tutor in Natural Science. Hodgkin is the first to determine the three-dimensional structure of a complex bio-organic molecule. In 1942, she begins her research on penicillin. In 1946, she becomes a University Lecturer and Demonstrator. In 1948, she starts researching on vitamin B12. She becomes University Reader in X-ray Crystallography in 1956, and Wolfson Research Professor of the Royal Society in 1960.
Dorothy Hodgkin receives the Nobel Prize "for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances". She is the third woman ever to win the prize in chemistry.
Dorothy Hodgkin is Professor Emeritus at Oxford University.
Dorothy Hodgkin dies in Shipston-on-Stour.
Dorothy Hodgkin attends the Sir John Leman Grammar School in Beccles. She is allowed to join the boys doing chemistry at school, with Miss Deeley as their teacher; by the end of her secondary education, she decides to study chemistry and possibly biochemistry at university.
During World War I, Dorothy Hodgkin is in the United Kingdom under the care of relatives and friends, separated from her parents.
After the war, Dorothy Hodgkin's mother decides to stay home in England for one year and educates her children, a period that Dorothy Hodgkin later describes as the happiest year of her life.
Dorothy Hodgkin receives from Somerville College a Research Fellowship, to be held for one year at Cambridge and the second at Oxford. In 1934, with J. D. Bernal, she photographs single crystals of a protein (pepsin) for the first time.
Dorothy Hodgkin makes an extended visit to her parents in Khartoum, Sudan. During this trip, she acquires a strong affection for that country. In Sudan, Dr. A.F. Joseph, who is a friend of her parents, encourages Dorothy Hodgkin's interest in chemistry and helps her to analyse ilmenite during her visit.