A Time to Remember: The Autobiography of a Chemist

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 17, 1983 - Biography & Autobiography - 257 pages
The autobiography of Lord Todd of Trumpington is a general account of his life until 1980 with emphasis on the events that shaped his career as a distinguished scientist. In 1957 Alexander Todd was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. From 1963 to 1965 he was President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. For five years he was President of the Royal Society. He made major contributions to the advancement of science education in Britain, and in the University of Cambridge. This delightfully presented autobiography is supplemented by extracts from five Presidential Addresses to the Royal Society. This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys reading biography. It will also have a special interest for professional chemists and those who study the making on contemporary science policy in Britain.
 

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Contents

Apprenticeship in research Frankfurt and Oxford
14
Edinburgh London and Pasadena
30
Manchester and the move to Cambridge
47
Chance and design in research The road to vitamins
78
The postwar years Involvement in science policy
98
The Nobel Prize and its aftermath
136
The Royal Society
193
A Time to Think Presidential Address to the British
205
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