the liversidge lecture program

 


The Liversidge Lecture

Archibald Liversidge was born in London in 1846. After becoming an associate (1867) at the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Chemistry, he matriculated Cambridge in 1870. In 1872, Liversidge came to Australia as 'Reader in Geology and Assistant in the Laboratory' at the University of Sydney. In 1874 he was appointed Professor of Geology and Mineralogy and in 1882 became Professor of Mineralogy and Chemistry. Liversidge was appointed first Dean of Science at the University of Sydney (1882-1907) and was a Fellow of the Senate (1879-1904). He later became an Emeritus Professor of the University. Liversidge was Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of New South Wales (1874-1884) and was a founder of ANZAAS (1888). Liversidge died in 1927 and bequeathed funds to support lectures in Chemistry at the University of Sydney.

Previous Liversidge Lecturers

1930

A. Killen Macbeth (University of Adelaide)

1934

T.G.H. Hughes (University of Queensland)

1938

A. Findlay (University of Aberdeen)

1938

J.B. Speakman (University of Leeds)

1949

Sir Walter N. Haworth (University of Birmingham)

1964

J.C. Bailar Jr. (University of Illinois)

1975

A. James Ellis (DSIR, New Zealand)

1976

Sir Derek H.R. Barton (Imperial College, London)

1977

Brian N. Figgis (University of Western Australia)

1978

Stuart A. Rice (James Franck Institute, University of Chicago)

1985

Sir John W. Cornforth (University of Sussex)

1986

John W. White (Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University)

1987

Ernest R. Davidson (University of Indiana)

1988

Harry Gray (California Institute of Technology (Caltech))

1990

Gordon Lowe (University of Oxford)

1992

Sir John M. Thomas (Royal Institution, UK)

1992

Sever Sternhell (University of Sydney)

1993

A. David Buckingham (University of Cambridge)

1994

Henry Taube (Stanford University)

1995

Robert G. Bergman (University of California, Berkeley)

1996

Dal Swaine (CSIRO Division of Coal and Energy Technology, Sydney)

1996

John Polyani (University of Toronto)

1997

M.L.H. Green (University of Oxford)

2000

Athelstan L. J. Beckwith (Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University)

2001

R. Stephen Berry (University of Chicago)

2002

Stephen F. Lincoln (University of Adelaide)

2003

J. Fraser Stoddart (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA))

2004

Peter Stang (University of Utah)

2007

Jean-Marie Lehn (University of Strasbourg)

2008

Helmut Schwarz (Technical University Berlin)

2010

Wolfram Saenger (Freie Universitat, Berlin)

2013

Ben Davis (University of Oxford, UK)