From its inception in 1826 University College London has pioneered education and science. One of the many revolutionary aspects of the new university was that of having a Chair of Chemistry right from the outset, the first in England.
These pages contain many details of this rich and varied history. Dr Andrea Sella is working hard to add further details to the record and would be happy to hear from you if you have recollections or information regarding any of the historical characters detailed within.
- Historical Highlights
- The Chemical History of UCL by Prof Alwyn Davies FRS
- The UCL Periodic Table of Lecturers
- Presidents of ChemPhysSoc
- The Ramsay Medal
- Andrea Sella's Classic Kit Column
History of Chemistry - External Sites
- The Edgar Fahs Smith Collection (University of Pennsylvania Libraries)
- Biographical Database of the British Chemical Community, 1880-1970 (from the Open University)
- Carmen Giunta's Classic Chemistry (transcripts of historic papers and other resources)
- Chris Cooksey's Ancient Dyes Pages (written by a former technician many of you will remember)
- This week in chemical history (another perpetual calendar to rival that from World Records in Chemistry)