Professor John Knox Memorial Symposium

Join the School of Chemistry for a day of talks celebrating the life and work of alumnus Professor John Knox FRSE who sadly passed away last year at the age of 90. He was regarded as the most distinguished Physical Chemist of his generation in Scotland, a world authority in the field of separation science and a pioneer in the development of modern high performance chromatography. After his retirement, inspired by his love of sailing and a few ‘adventures’, he developed the AnchorWatch device and designed the ‘Knox anchor’ that is now commercially manufactured.
Professor Knox was a remarkable man, obtaining a BSc (1st class hons) in Chemistry from Edinburgh University in 1949 and a PhD from Cambridge University. He returned to a Lectureship at Edinburgh University in 1953 and remained there until his retirement. He is fondly remembered as an approachable, kind and supportive teacher.

Saturday 9 November 2019

Symposium: 10 am–5 pm
Joseph Black Building, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh
Attendance: FREE

Celebration Dinner: 7–10 pm
Prestonfield Suite, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Attendance: £40 (includes welcome drink and dinner)

For further information and to register click here.

View leaflet here.