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Bibliogryphon

Posted 04 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

 

"Bibliogryphon, please will you post another irrelevant list that no-one is interested in?"

Go on then you twisted my arm.

The Royal Society of Chemistry was formed in 1980 from the merger of two previous societies. The post of President is held for two years and therefore there are quite a few people who might make good picks and all should get at least a broadsheet obituary but if not I am a member of the society and they will get one in Chemistry World. Harry Kroto is probably the only one who would be mentioned on the news though.

There are 11 surviving past presidents and the current president (who is the first woman to hold the post)

Sir John Cadogan (1930-
Sir Jack Lewis (1928-
Sir Rex Richards (1922-
Edward Abel (1931-
Anthony Ledwith (1933-
Steven Ley (1945-
Sir Harry Kroto (1939-
Simon Campbell (1941-
James Feast (1938-
David Garner (1941-
David Phillips (1939-
Lesley Yellowtrees (1953-
Dominic Tildesley (?

 


Updated for the newly elected President who will serve for two years. I cannot find any reference to his year of birth but I suspect he is contemporaty with Lesley Yellowtrees as he states he was an undergraduate in the early seventies.

 

Anthony Ledwith has died.


Sir Creep

Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:55 AM

Carl Djerassi dies. Having invented the birth control pill, he could have had more mourners had he been less successful.
Sir C.

http://www.nytimes.c...f-the-pill.html

Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:51 AM

Link to ex Tomorrows World presenter Bob Symes death http://grahammuz.com...ymes-1924-2015/


themaninblack

Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:38 PM

Tomorrow's World and Making Tracks presenter, inventor and beard Bob Symes (Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff to his mother) has died at 90. No link yet

Bob_Symes.jpg

There goes another personal DDP miss...


Red Flag

Posted 19 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Tomorrow's World and Making Tracks presenter, inventor and beard Bob Symes (Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff to his mother) has died at 90. No link yet

Bob_Symes.jpg


Dr. Zorders

Posted 19 January 2015 - 12:26 AM

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.

At least he lived long enough to see his invention become overused and annoying.


Cat O'Falk

Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:23 PM

 

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.

you posted that twice by mistake ! :scratchhead:

 

 

Doh!


Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:18 PM

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.

you posted that twice by mistake ! :scratchhead:


Toast

Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:08 PM

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.

 

 

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.

 

I see what you did there.


time

Posted 18 January 2015 - 11:01 PM

Tony Verna, the guy credited with inventing the instant replay has died aged 81.


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