Elected: 1969
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Evelyn Algernon Valentine Ebsworth CBE FRSE
Evelyn Ebsworth came to Edinburgh from Cambridge in 1967 as the inaugural Crum Brown Professor of Chemistry and brought with him fresh and stimulating ideas in both teaching and research to inorganic chemistry.

Together with Charles Kemball and John (now Sir John) Cadogan he established an innovative, competitive and well-balanced School that regained Edinburgh’s world-class reputation in chemistry. His lively sense of humour and skill with puns and literary allusions will be remembered by generations of those he taught.

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