Harrison Memorial Prize


This award was modified in 2008; it has been joined with the Meldola Medal and Prize and is now known as the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize.

This award was awarded to a British theoretical or physical chemist who was under 32 years of age.


About the Award


This award commemorates the work of Lt-Col Edward Frank Harrison. After qualifying as a pharmaceutical chemist and heading an analytical laboratory, he attempted to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He was rejected, however when gas weapons were first used, chemists, including Harrison were enlisted to devise a defence mechanism for these weapons.

Harrison was credited with producing the first serviceable British gas mask, which he worked upon continuously throughout the war to improve. Harrison died during the war, aged 47 as a result of pneumonia. His works made a significant contribution to the saving of many lives.


Harrison Memorial Prize Winners


  • 2007 - K Holt
  • 2006 - S Haque
  • 2005 - R J Allen
  • 2004  - S E Ashbrook
  • 2003 - C Vallance
  • 2002  - C A Morrison
  • 2001 - N E Leadbetter, J P Reid
  • 2000 - J P K Doye
  • 1999 - A E H Wheatley
  • 1998 - No award
  • 1997 - M Wilson
  • 1996 - H H Fielding
  • 1995 - M G Davidson
  • 1994 - A J Orr-Ewing
  • 1993 - J P S Badyal
  • 1992 - C D Bain
  • 1991 - M J Rosseinsky
  • 1990 - Luet-Lok Wong
  • 1989 - J A Crayston
  • 1988 - P J Knowles
  • 1987 - K A Dawson
  • 1984 - S K Scott
  • 1981 - A G M Barrett
  • 1978 - M W Evans
  • 1974 - C Masters
  • 1971 - G N Bancroft
  • 1968 - G R Luckhurst
  • 1965 - G Williams
  • 1962 - A Carrington
  • 1959 - A D Buckingham
  • 1956 - L E Orgel
  • 1953 - R J Gillespie
  • 1950 - H C Longuet-Higgins
  • 1947 - D H R Barton
  • 1944 - L F Wiggins
  • 1941 - H N Rydon
  • 1938 - A King
  • 1935 - L E Sutton
  • 1932 - H J Emeleus
  • 1929 - P Linstead
  • 1926 - C Harrington  

Also of interest

Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prizes (Open 2012)

Awarded for the most meritorious and promising original investigations in chemistry and published results of those investigations