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
Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Strasbourg), hosted by Professor Mike Hannon
Lecture title: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry
Delivered as part of the 2019 IAS Perspectives in Chemistry series.
Professor Vincent L. Pecoraro (University of Michigan), hosted by Dr Anna Peacock
Lecture title: The Art of Designing Electron Transfer and Catalytic Metalloproteins
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.
Professor David A. Leigh (Manchester University)
Lecture title: Making the Tiniest Machines
Professor Eric V. Anslyn (University of Texas, Austin), hosted by Professor John Fossey
Lecture title: Rapid Supramolecular Methods for Enantiomeric Excess Determination
Professor Chris Orvig (University of British Columbia), inaugural Haworth Lecture, hosted by Professor Mike Hannon
Lecture title: Carbohydrate Conjugates in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry