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Biographical entry Anderson, John Stuart (1908 - 1990)

FAA, FRS

Born
9 January 1908
London, England
Died
25 December 1990
Occupation
Inorganic chemist

Summary

John Anderson was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University, 1963-1975, following two periods at the University of Melbourne, first as Senior Lecturer and then as Professor, which alternated with positions in the UK.

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Events

1932 - 1938
Career position - Demonstrator and Assistant Lecturer at the Imperial College in London
1938 - 1946
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1944
Award - H.G. Smith Memorial Medal received from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1947 - 1953
Career position - Deputy Principal Scientific Officer at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, UK
1953
Career position - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1954 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1954 - 1959
Career position - Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Head of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne
1959 - 1963
Career position - Director of the National Chemical Laboratory, UK
1963 - 1975
Career position - Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Oxford University, UK
1965
Career position - Matthew Flinders Lecturer for the Australian Academy of Science
1973
Award - Davy Medal received from the Royal Society
1975
Award - Longstaff Medal received from the British Chemical Society
1975 - 1981
Career position - Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University College of Wales
1981 - 1990
Career position - Visiting fellowship from the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University, Canberra

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Stuart Anderson - Records, February 1985, MS 208; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Oral Collection, 1931 - 2003, MS 057; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Anderson, J. S., 'Sir David Masson's Scientific Work', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 25, 1958, pp. 542-544. Details
  • Hyde, B. G. and Day, P, 'John Stuart Anderson', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 9, no. 2, 1992. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9920920127.htm. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.