Published:  01:31 AM, 13 September 2018

Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson

Sir Robert Robinson OM PRS FRSE  was a British organic chemist and Nobel laureate recognized in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs (anthocyanins) and alkaloids.

In 1947, he also received the Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm. He was born on 13 September 1886   at Rufford House Farm, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire the son of James Bradbury Robinson and Jane Davenport.

He was appointed as the first Professor of Pure and Applied Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney in 1912.

He was briefly at St Andrews University (1920-22) and then was offered the Chair of Organic Chemistry at Manchester University. He was the Waynflete Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University from 1930 and a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.

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