Obituaries of RSC members


The Royal Society of Chemistry acknowledges the contribution of our deceased members to the chemical sciences.

The RSC frequently receives obituaries of former members written by their friends or family and we are happy to add them to the website.  Please include a photo.


Professor Leslie F Larkworthy CChem FRSC

28 December 1930 - 19 July 2017



Harvey Meyer BA BSc CChem MRSC

19 February 1927 - 2 July 2017



Barrie Davies FRSC

Barrie Davies FRSC

22 November 1934 - 24 October 2016



Miki Breuer

Miklos M. Breuer M.Sc. Ph.D. F.R.I.C.

April 8 1927 - May 14 2017







Ernest Kenneth Scott

Mr Ernest Kenneth Scott CChem

21st November 1931 - 10th March 2017



Photo of Neville Parsonage

Dr Neville George Parsonage

27 September 1930 - 24 February 2017



Peter Jackson

Peter Joseph Jackson

29 April 1929 - 25 December 2016





Photo of Philip Edwin Barker

Professor Philip Edwin Barker

4 September 1929 - 18 January 2017



Photo of Thomas Fay

Mr Thomas Fay CChem FRSC

27 May 1931 - 2 January 2017



Photo of Leone Spiccia

Professor Leone Spiccia FRSC

14 March 1957 - 18 December 2016



Photo of David Woodcock, 1994

Dr David Woodcock CChem FRSC

11 July 1915 - 16 October 2016









Photo of AJS 'Bill' Williams

Mr AJS 'Bill' Williams MBE CChem FRSC

December 1920 - May 2016



Photo of Harry Robinson Hudson

Professor Harry Robinson Hudson CChem FRSC

November 1929 - April 2016







Photo of Dr Min Enze

Dr Min Enze FRSC

8 February 1924 - 7 March 2016



Photo of Professor Frank Paine

Professor Frank Paine CChem FRSC

31 October 1920 - 15 February 2016





Photo of Mr Norman Luff

Norman Albert Julius Luff MSc CChem FRSC

22 June 1930 - 12 December 2015



Photo of John Alistair Duffy

Professor John Alistair Duffy CChem FRSC

24 September 1932 - 02 November 2015



photo of Ray Knowland

Mr Ray Knowland CBE CChem FRSC

18 August 1930 - 14 October 2015



photo of Kyösti Kontturi

Professor emeritus Kyösti Kontturi FRSC

26 February 1949 - 28 September 2015



Photo of Dan Eley

Professor Daniel Douglas Eley OBE FRS FRSC

1 October 1914 - 3 September 2015



Mike Lidgard thumbnail

Mr Michael John Lidgard CChem MRSC

9 May 1949 - 4 June 2015



Dr Graham Ruecroft FRSC image

Dr Graham Ruecroft CSci CChem FRSC

30 July 1960 - 4 June 2015



Dave Ager Thumbnail

Dr David Ager CChem MRSC

10 April 1953 - 25 April 2015



Photo of Professor Shalom Sarel

Professor Shalom Sarel MRSC

25 October 1918 - 30 March 2015



Photo of Dr JAR MacLean

Dr JAR (Alistair) MacLean CChem FRSC

9 January 1918 - 17 December 2013



Professor Graham Hills CChem FRSC

9 April 1926 - 9 February 2014



Photo of Desmond Brown

Dr Desmond Joseph Brown MRSC

16 December 1920 - 1 July 2013



Professor Michael Blandamer

Professor M J Blandamer CChem FRSC

19 December 1934 - 15 February 2014



Dennis Price

Professor Dennis Price

15 August 1934 - 30 December 2013



Photo of Mr Alfred Coombes

Mr Alfred Coombes CChem FRSC

23 April 1916 - 24 October 2013



Roy Butlin thumb

Dr Roy Norman Butlin B.A M.Phil PhD MRSC CChem

31 May 1938 - 22 November 2013





Albert Fishburn

Albert George Fishburn CChem FRSC

1910- 3 September 2013



Frank Wadelin

Frank Arthur Wadelin CChem FRSC HonFIAT SCIMem

11 August 1921 - 31 March 2013



photo of Dr Trevor Grenby

Dr Trevor H. Grenby CChem FRSC

5 June 1934 - 6 July 2013



Mr Ronald Buxton

26 June 1946 - 9 October 2013



Photo of Ernest Newman

Dr Ernest James Newman BSc EurChem CChem FRSC DMS

4 September 1932 - 20 June 2013



Alan Carrington

Professor Alan Carrington CBE CChem FRSC FRS

6 January 1934 - 31 August 2013



Photo of Dr Michael Anderson Leonard

Dr Michael Anderson Leonard CChem FRSC

13 May 1935 - 8 July 2013





Photo of Dr William Frederick Coulson

Dr William Frederick Coulson BSc PhD CChem FRSC

12 February 1934 - 21 March 2013



Photo of Colin Russell

Professor C A Russell CChem FRSC

9 July 1928 - 17 May 2013



photo of Bryan Vause

Mr Bryan Richard Vause BEd MA MRSC

17 February 1936 - 26 May 2013



Photo of Dr Jim Ballantine CChem FRSC

Dr J A Ballantine CChem FRSC

21 February 1934 - 30 April 2013



Normal Lloyd

Dr Norman Lloyd CChem FRSC

6 July 1928 - 17 March 2013



Peter Plesch

Emeritus Professor Peter Plesch FRSC

14 February 1918 - 5 March 2013



Terry Roberts

Dr Terry Roberts FRSC

Terry Roberts died on 27 November 2012



Dr Ray Elliott

Dr Ray Elliott

19 December 1954 - 11 June 2012



Obituaries 2005 and 2010

Obituaries of members who died between 2005 and 2010

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