the Francis Lions Memorial lecture program
The Francis Lions Memorial Lecture
Francis Lions graduated from The University of Sydney in 1923 with a double University Medal in chemistry and organic chemistry. After completing his PhD at the University of Manchester under the guidance of Sir Robert Robinson he returned as a lecturer in 1926 and remained until his retirement (as Reader) in 1966. As a member of staff Lions inspired generations of students; he was noted for his teaching and prided himseld on lecturing without notes. He made major contributions (in collaboration with Frank Dwyer) to the field of coordination chemistry and multidentate metal ligands. Lions was also prominent in University affairs, being a Fellow of the Senate from 1949-1957, elected as a representative of the graduates.
The Francis Lions Fund was established in 1999 as a result of a generous donation and subsequent contributions from former students and colleagues.
Previous Francis Lions Memorial Lecturers
|2000||Alan Sargeson (ANU)|
|2001||David Black (UNSW)|
|2002||Harry Goodwin (UNSW)|
|2003||Andy Hor (Singapore)|
|2004||Brice Bosnich (Chicago)|
|2005||Roeland Nolte (Nijmegen)|
|2006||Ian Rae (Melbourne)|
|2007||Max Lu (Queensland)|
|2008||Sally Brooker (University of Otago)|
|2009||Christine McKenzie (University of Southern Denmark)|
|2013||Professor Richard Keene (James Cook University, Australia)|