Glittering prizes

June 4, 1999

Heather Rabbatts, chief executive of Lambeth Council; Michael Green, chairman of Carlton; and Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, have received honorary degrees from City University. Lord Bagri, chairman of the London Metal Exchange; Michael Matthews, partner in law firm Clifford Chance; and Raoul Franklin, former vice-chancellor of City University; received honorary doctorates. Costas Grammenos became a doctor of science.

Richard Whitby of the University of Southampton has won the Royal Society of Chemistry's Bader award. Varinder Aggarwal of the University of Sheffield; Paul Attfield of the University of Cambridge; and Donald Craig of Imperial College, London; have won the Corday-Morgan medals and prizes. Stephen Marsden of Imperial College, London, and Jonathan Steed of King's College London, have won the Meldola medals and prizes. David Robins of the University of Glasgow has won the Flintoff medal.

The Royal Society of Chemistry has also made the following awards: Robin Harris, University of Durham, analytical spectroscopy award; Michael Thompson, University of Toronto, chemical analysis and instrumentation award; John Dexter, Trinity School, Nottingham, chemical education award; Jeffery Leigh, University of Sussex, chemistry and electrochemistry of transition metals award; Philip Hodge, University of Manchester, macromolecules and polymers award; David Horwell, Parke-Davis Neuroscience Research Centre, Cambridge, medicinal chemistry award; Thomas Tidwell, University of Toronto, organic reaction mechanisms award; Anthony Legon, University of Exeter, the spectroscopy award; Judith Howard, University of Durham, structural chemistry award; Ian Hillier, University of Manchester, theoretical and computation chemistry award; and Nicholas Quirke, Imperial College, London, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics award.

The John Innes Centre exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show was awarded a gold medal.

Robin Butlin, University of Leeds, has been awarded the Victoria medal by the council of the Royal Geographical Society.

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