Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson: An anniversary celebration

23 March 2022 09:00-17:30, London, United Kingdom


Overview and who should attend

The meeting will cover the scientific life of Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson from the perspective of collaborators, friends and family and celebrate three anniversaries, the centenary of his birth (2021), the half-century anniversary of the Nobel prize (2023) and 70 years since the publication of the seminal article on Ferrocene (2022).

The meeting is free of charge and registration will be essential.  Lunch will be provided free, but attendance at the evening dinner at Burlington House  (3-course + wine) must be booked via the registration form and will be chargeable.

Please note that  confirmation that the venue will be Covid-safe on 23 March, 2022 will be made closer to the meeting date, according to the circumstances at the time. As of 2/02/2022, the event will go ahead as planned.

Andrew Barron, Swansea and Rice: From Aluminum catalysts to COVID
Martin Bennett, ANU, Australia: tba
Ernesto Carmona, Seville: Coordination of Li‒H and Li‒C Bonds to Hydride Complexes  of Mo‒Mo Quadruple Bonds
Mark Chadwick, Imperial: Some Adventures with Early Transition Metal Pincer Complexes
Bruno Chaudret, CNRS Toulouse: Ruthenium, Hydrogen and Nanoparticles
Silvia Diez-Gonzalez, Imperial: Well Defined Catalysts for Azide-Alkyne Cycloadditions: The Good, the Not So Bad and the Unexpected
Gregory Girolami, Illinois: Solution NMR Studies of Transition Metal Alkane Coordination Complexes
Anne Hardy: Geoffrey, the Family Man
Mike Hursthouse, Southampton: tba
Deborah Kays, Nottingham: Small Molecule Scission and Homologation Using Coordinatively Unsaturated Complexes  
Jon McCleverty, Kent: Transition Metal Hydrides as I knew them then
Louise  Natrajan, Manchester: A coordination chemistry approach to optical imaging of uranium biotransformations in model conditions
Bob Tooze, St Andrews: Geoffrey Wilkinson and me, the story so far
James Walton, Durham:Reactivity of [(η6‑arene)RuCp]+ Complexes and Catalysis Via Arene Exchange
Ruth Webster, Bath: Iron catalysed hydrogenation and deuteration reactions


The Royal Society of Chemistry

Library, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

Organised by
RSC Historical Group
Chemistry Department, Imperial College London
Contact information
Showing all upcoming events
Start Date
End Date
Subject area
Event type


E-mail Enquiry