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Department of Chemistry

The Lord Lewis Memorial Symposium will be held on Friday, 27th February 2015, at Robinson College, Cambridge.  


The Symposium, starting at 2 pm, will showcase Jack’s contribution to science and the wider world and include talks and reflections on Jack’s life and work by the following scientists, all of whom worked with Jack at key points in their careers:

  • Nobel laureate Professor Richard R. Schrock, MIT
  • Professor Lutz H. Gade, University of Heidelberg
  • Professor Edwin Constable, University of Basel
  • Robin Clark, CNZM FRS, Emeritus Professor University College London
  • Professor Clare Grey FRS, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Sir Ronald Mason, FRS, Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence
  • Dr J Nicola Nicholls, Chair of the Woodland Trust
  • Dr Melinda Duer, University of Cambridge
  • Brian Johnson FRS, Emeritus Professor University of Cambridge (host)

Opportunity for connection

Ample opportunity will be given at lunch (12:30) and tea to meet and talk with Jack’s former colleagues and friends, many of whom will also be attending his memorial service, which will be held at 2 pm the following day (see Robinson College website for details).

Memorial studentship

For donations in memory of Jack, the Cambridge Chemistry Department and Robinson College have joined together to set up a three-year graduate studentship in Chemistry called the Lewis Research Studentship in Chemistry.  This fund will allow a talented individual to study at Cambridge, and will be a fitting tribute to the legacy of Lord Lewis.  You may donate to the studentship by using the online booking form, which includes a space for donations. 


Spaces are expected to fill up quickly; please book in advance by using the online booking form.

Further information

Contact Diane Harris at (01223) 763079;