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Corporate entry School of Chemistry (1880s - )

The University of Melbourne

From
1880s
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Functions
Education and Industrial or scientific research
Website
http://www.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/
Location
Melbourne, Victoria

Summary

The School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne was founded in the nineteenth century. The first lectures in chemistry were given in 1856, just three years after the foundation of the University. In 2002 the School has over 3000 undergraduates enrolled in courses and around 25 permanent academic staff members.

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Published resources

Books

  • McRae, Valda, Chemistry @ Melbourne 1960-2000: the Story of Four Decades in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic., 2008, 576 pp. Details
  • Radford, Joan, The Chemistry Department of the University of Melbourne: its contribution to Australian Science, 1854-1959, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978. Details
  • Weickhardt, L.W., Masson of Melbourne: the Life and Times of David Orme Masson KBE, MA, DSc, LLD, FRSE, FRS, Professor of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1886-1923, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Parkville, Vic, 1989, 226 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Buchanan, A. S., 'The Changing Pattern of University Research. The Chemistry School, Melbourne', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 30, 1963, pp. 193-196. Details

Reviews

  • Bowie, John H., review of Radford, Joan, The Chemistry Department of the University of Melbourne: its contribution to Australian Science, 1854-1959, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978., Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981, pp. 126-127. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=HR9810520123.pdf. Details
  • Rae, Ian, review of Chemistry @ Melbourne 1960-2000: the story of four decades in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne, Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 229-30. Details
  • Thomas, F. G., review of Radford, Joan, The Chemistry Department of the University of Melbourne: its contribution to Australian Science, 1854-1959, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978., Search, vol. 12, no. 8, 1981, pp. 282-283. Details

Online Resources

See also

Ailie Smith