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Biographical entry Bagster, Lancelot Salisbury (1886 - 1940)

9 August 1886
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
14 March 1940


Lancelot Bagster was lecturer in chemistry at the University of Queensland 1913-1930 and professor of chemistry 1931-1940. At the time of his death he was Dean of the Faculty of Science.


Born 9 August 1886. Died 14 March 1940. Educated University of Adelaide (BSc 1908, DSc 1920). Government Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of Melbourne 1909-11, industrial experience abroad on behalf of the University of Queensland 1911-13, lecturer in chemistry 1913-30, professor of chemistry 1931-40. President, Queensland Branch, Australian Chemical Institute 1931, president, Chemistry Section, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science 1932.

Published resources


  • Gregory, Helen, Vivant Professores: Distinguished Members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940 (St Lucia: University of Queensland Library, 1987), 180 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Herbert, D. A., 'Obituary: Professor L. S. Bagster', Australian Journal of Science, 2 (5) (1940), 139. Details


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