The Wheeler Bequest Award

The Wheeler Bequest Award is used to fund a Wheeler Lecture. The Wheeler Lecture celebrates the outstanding contributions of an individual to chemistry. 

The person honoured may be alive or deceased; it is a memorial lecture in the broadest sense. The Lecturer is an eminent historian or chemist. 

The Wheeler Lecture is given as part of a normal meeting of the Historical Group of the RSC, and published as an Occasional paper which is distributed free to members with the Newsletter. The Lecture is given approximately every two years. 

The committee has agreed that the next two Wheeler Awards of the RSC Historical Group are to be as follows:


Dr Mary Archer (University of Cambridge), the lecture to be given at our symposium commemorating George Porter in October 2020;


Dr Sally Horrocks (University of Leicester), her lecture to be given at our planned symposium in Women in Chemistry in 2021.


Full details of both Wheeler Lectures, including title, will appear in due course.