Elected: 1977
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Brian Capon FRSE
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Brian was born in Southampton and educated at Taunton’s School. He gained a First-class Honours external University of London BSc Degree from University College Southampton in 1952, and a PhD from the University of Southampton in 1955. He spent two years as a research chemist in the Semiconductor Group of the General Electric Company in Wembley, before choosing an academic career and becoming an Assistant Lecturer in chemistry at Birkbeck College in 1957.