Academics, Consultants, Industrialists and Government Chemists:

The History of Chemists’ Careers in England from 1880 to the 1970s

Thursday 24 November 2011

St Hugh’s College, Oxford


The meeting, which will be held in the Maplethorpe Seminar Room, will start at 1.40 pm, and will be preceded by the Society’s AGM at 1.15 pm.  A buffet lunch will be available at additional cost from 12.30 pm.




12.30   Lunch


13.15               AGM


13.40               Welcome/Meeting Opens


13.45               Robin Mackie, Gerrylynn Roberts and Anna Simmons, Open University and UCL

The Changing Nature of Chemical Careers


14.15               Bill Brock, University of Leicester

Contingent Careers: Armstrong, Crookes and Nicol


14.55               Tea


15.25               Sally Horrocks, University of Leicester

Chemistry as a Career for Girls from World War II to the Sex Discrimination Act


16.05               Viviane Quirke, Oxford Brookes University

From Chemistry, to Pharmacology, to Biotechnology: Alfred Spinks’s trajectory from wartime chemist to government advisor


16.45               General Discussion: How did chemists’ careers change over a century?


17.00               End of Meeting


Meeting Fee: £10 for SHAC members, £15 for non-members. Lunch is available at an additional cost of £10.50. For further information on the meeting please contact Dr Anna Marie Roos:

[email protected]. A registration form and online payment via PayPal are also available on SHAC’s website:

Registration Form