Dr John Brown, Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College
John Brown was a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry between 1974 and 2008 following an earlier post at the (brand new) University of Warwick between 1966 and 1974. He was and is a Fellow of Wadham College, now Emeritus. After retirement he held a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship for two years and with the initial help from this source continues to be research active through current collaborations, and involvement in non-experimental approaches to Catalysis .
In his thirty -four years at Wadham, starting with the first intake after gender desegregation, he taught a fantastic range of students with broad individual abilities and found the experience challenging and stimulating. One of the rewards of the job is seeing former students developing successful careers in diverse areas. He is always pleased to hear from former students and learn about their current activities.