Elected: 1967
Discipline: Unspecified at this time
Professor Charles Kemball CBE FRSE
Charles Kemball was one of the most distinguished British chemists of his generation. He was born in Edinburgh in 1923, the only son of a distinguished dental surgeon, Charles Henry Kemball FRSE, and was educated at Edinburgh Academy. It was clear from an early age that he was very talented and even in the preparatory school at Edinburgh Academy his teacher found his speed at mental arithmetic rather disconcerting. Bright pupils were encouraged towards the Classics and it was only after the School Certificate Examination that a perceptive teacher persuaded him to move to the Sciences. He had an aptitude at shooting and was a member of the shooting VIII which won the Kinder Cup at Bisley in 1939. Subsequently he was captain of shooting and won the shooting cup in his final two years at the Academy.

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