The Haworth Lecture

The Haworth Lecture is a prestigious lecture associated with the School of Chemistry and delivered by a distinguished scientist working in an important and topical area of chemistry research.

The lecture is named after Sir Norman Haworth, Mason Professor of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham from 1925-1948 and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1937 for his work on carbohydrates and Vitamin C, which was carried out in Birmingham.

After the inaugural Haworth Lecture in 2007, in recent years the Lecture has been awarded approximately annually.

Recent Haworth Lectures

2020

Not awarded

2019

Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Strasbourg), hosted by Professor Mike Hannon

Lecture title: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry

From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry

Delivered as part of the  2019 IAS Perspectives in Chemistry series.

2018

Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro (University of Michigan), hosted by Dr Anna Peacock

Lecture title: The Art of Designing Electron Transfer and Catalytic Metalloproteins

2017

Professor Vinothan N. Manoharan (Harvard University), hosted by Dr Dwaipayan Chakrabarti

Lecture title: Harnessing entropy to build materials

Harnessing entropy to build materials lecture abstract.

2016

Professor David A. Leigh (Manchester University)

Lecture title: Making the Tiniest Machines

2015

Professor Eric V. Anslyn (University of Texas, Austin), hosted by Professor John Fossey

Lecture title: Rapid Supramolecular Methods for Enantiomeric Excess Determination

2007

Professor Chris Orvig (University of British Columbia), inaugural Haworth Lecture, hosted by Professor Mike Hannon

Lecture title: Carbohydrate Conjugates in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry