ernest ritchie lecture program

 


The Ernest Ritchie Memorial Lecture

Ernest Ritchie, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Sydney from 1967 to 1976, died suddenly on April 8th 1976. He had a long and distinguished career in the Department of Organic Chemistry starting in 1941. Whilst best remembered for his contributions to the chemistry of plant products, his scientific interests embraced other areas, notably synthetic chemistry and biogenesis. Above all, he had remarkable human qualities of honesty, sincerity and kindness and inspired a generation of Australian organic chemists. To commemorate his life and work, the School of Chemistry launched a memorial appeal to support lectures by distinguished visitors to be given at the University of Sydney under the auspices of the Sydney University Chemical Society.

Previous Ritchie Lecturers

1977

Sir John Cornforth (University of Sussex)

1978

Arthur J. Birch (ANU)

1979

Phillip R. Jefferies (University of WA)

1980

Sir Derek H.R. Barton (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

1981

Jack E. Baldwin (Oxford)

1982

Donald J. Cram (UCLA)

1983

Kurt Mislow (Princeton)

1984

Elias J. Corey (Harvard)

1986

Lewis N. Mander (ANU)

1988

Andrew S. Kende (University of Rochester)

1992

J. Fraser Stoddart (University of Birmingham)

1998

Wal C. Taylor (University of Sydney)

2000

Larry Overman (University of California, Irvine)

2002

William R. Roush (University of Michigan)

2006

Professor Andrew Holmes (University of Melbourne)

2011

Professor Amos B. Smith, III (The University of Pennsylvania)

2012

Professor Dale Boger (The Scripps Research Institute)

2013

Professor Dirk Trauner (University of Munich)

2014

Prof. David Yu-Kai Chen (Seoul National University)