Record

Authorised form of nameNorrish; Ronald George Wreyford (1897 - 1978)
SurnameNorrish
ForenamesRonald George Wreyford
Dates1897 - 1978
Dates and placesBirth:
09 November 1897
Death:
07 June 1978
ActivityEducation:
PhD (Camb)
Career:
Humphrey Owen Jones Lecturer in Physical Chemistry in the University of Cambridge
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/05/1936
Medals/Prizes:
Davy Medal 1958; Nobel Prize (Chemistry) 1967
Lectures:
Bakerian 1966
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 86/4/82. Papers deposited in Cambridge University Library
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1981 vol 27 pp 379-424, plate, by Sir Frederick Dainton and B A Thrush
References:
Anne Cooke, 'Shedding light on the enigmatic Rosalind Franklin. Rosalind Franklin - the dark lady of DNA, by B Maddox' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 239-243
Sir Aaron Klug OM FRS, 'Address at the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of George Porter OM FRS' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 261-264
Royal Society codeNA759
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1936/12Norrish, Ronald George Wreyford: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003339Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
IM/003340Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
IM/GA/AR/7125Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
IM/GA/WS/1718Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
IM/GA/WRS/0Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
RR/72/26Letter from Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The mechanism and kinetics of the heterogeneous polymerization of vinyl monomers I. The benzoyl peroxide catalyzed polymerization of vinyl chloride' by W I Bengough and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish to Graddon1 September 1949
RR/46/78Referee's report by David Leonard Chapman, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of hydrogen chloride. II. —“Oxygen free” mixtures' by Mowbray Ritchie and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[November 1932]
PB/7/1/2/12Correspondence with Ronald Norrish1951
RR/62/74Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography, II' by J E P Wagstaff and W A Prowse[October 1937]
RR/66/134Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The influence of nitrogen peroxide on the two-stage ignition of hydrocarbons' by G P Kane[1939]
RR/66/219Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'A study of sensitized explosions. IV. The carbon monoxide-oxygen reaction catalysed by nitrogen peroxide' by E J Buckler and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[1939]
RR/50/76Referee's report by David Leonard Chapman, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of hydrogen chloride. III.—Mixtures containing oxygen' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and Mowbray RitchieApril 1933
RR/66/218Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'A study of sensitized explosions. IV. The carbon monoxide-oxygen reaction catalysed by nitrogen peroxide' by E J Buckler and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[1939]
RR/41/115Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The photosensitised decomposition of nitrogen trichloride.—Part I' by John G A Griffiths and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJanuary 1931
RR/43/44Referee's report by David Leonard Chapman, on a paper 'The photosensitised decomposition of nitrogen trichloride. Part II.— The effects of surface and inert gases, and the mechanism of reaction' by J G A Griffiths and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishOctober 1931
RR/43/141Referee's report by David Leonard Chapman, on a paper 'The photosensitised explosion of hydrogen and oxygen by chlorine' by Ronald George Wreyford NorrishDecember 1931
RR/46/77Referee's report by David Leonard Chapman, on a paper 'The photosynthesis of hydrogen chloride. I.—A new experimental method; the inhibiting effect of hydrogen chloride' by Mowbray Ritchie and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[November 1932]
RR/70/116Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The control of the temperature of endothermic reactions in flow systems' by J Gadsby and K W Sykes1947
RR/53/162Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The reaction of methane and oxygen sensitized by nitrogen peroxide. Part I—Thermal ignition' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and Jean Wallace[January 1934]
RR/53/95Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The induction period of the photochemical reaction between hydrogen and chlorine' by John G A Griffiths and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[July 1934]
RR/53/161Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'A theory of the combustion of hydrocarbons' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[March 1934]
RR/56/101Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'On the thermal decomposition of acetaldehyde and ethylene oxide' by R V Seddon and Morris William Travers[May 1936]
RR/55/127Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'A study of sensitized explosions I- The hydrogen oxygen reaction catalysed by nitrogen peroxide' by S G Foord and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish7 June 1935
RR/58/93Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The photochemical decomposition and oxidation of trideuterophosphine' by Harry Work Melville, J L Bolland and H L RoxburghJanuary 1937
RR/58/92Referee's report by Robert Robertson, on a paper 'Photochemical reactions in the fluorite region I—Photochemical decomposition of ethylene' by R D McDonald and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishSeptember 1936
RR/63/119Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'Experimental and theoretical problems of photography - I by J E P Wagstaff and W A ProwseSeptember 1937
RR/61/106Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The effect of temperature on the photochemical bleaching of visual purple solutions' by H J A Dartnall, C F Goodeve and R J LythgoeJuly 1937
RR/63/32Referee's report by Gilbert Thomas Morgan, on a paper 'The formation and structure of polymers of the insoluble cross-linked type' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and E F Brookman31 August 1937
RR/65/46Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'A study of sensitised explosions. II' by E J Buckler and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish1938
RR/63/33Referee's report by Robert Robertson, on a paper 'Photochemical reactions in the fluorite region II-Photochemical decomposition of formaldehyde vapour' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and W Albert NoyesSeptember 1937
RR/65/194Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The photodynamic activity of the urine of mice treated with blastogenic hydrocarbons' by J C MottramOctober 1938
RR/71/26Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The determination of absolute rate constants in olefinic oxidations' by L Bateman and Geoffrey Gee[1948]
RR/71/25Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'A kinetic investigation of the photochemical oxidation of certain non-conjugated olefins' by L Bateman and Geoffrey Gee[1948]
RR/70/45Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The influence of incombustible vapours on the limits of inflammability of gases and vapours in air' by J H Burgoyne and G Williams-Leir1947
RR/70/151Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The mechanism of the steam-carbon reaction' by F J Lang and K W Sykes1947
RR/67/95Second referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on three papers 'A study of sensitized explosions. Parts V, VI and VII' by Frederick Sydney Dainton and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJuly 1940
RR/67/94Referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on three papers 'A study of sensitized explosions. Parts V, VI and VII' by Frederick Sydney Dainton and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJune 1940
RR/70/13Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The oxidation of gaseous formaldehyde' by D W E Axford and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish1947
RR/67/280Referee's report by Robert John Strutt, Lord Rayleigh on a paper 'The quenching of the resonance radiation of sodium' by W MacF Smith and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJuly 1940
RR/67/279Referee's report by William Edward Curtis, on a paper 'The quenching of the resonance radiation of sodium' by W MacF Smith and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJuly 1940
RR/67/307Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'The surface as a limiting factor in the slow combustion of hydrocarbons' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and J D Reagh1940
RR/71/185Second referee's report by Ronald Percy Bell, on a paper 'The strengths of certain covalent metal bonds' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish27 August 1948
RR/69/213Referee's report by Christopher Kelk Ingold, on a paper 'The thermochemistry of carbon: valence states, heats of sublimation and energies of linkage' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish 1946
RR/70/115Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The mechanism of the carbon dioxide-carbon reaction' by J Gadsby, F J Long, P Sleightholm and K W Sykes1947
RR/69/211Letter from Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The thermochemistry of carbon: valence states, heats of sublimation and energies of linkage' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society1 February 1946
RR/69/212Referee's report by Nevil Vincent Sidgwick, on a paper 'The thermochemistry of carbon: valence states, heats of sublimation and energies of linkage' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish 2 February 1946
RR/71/36Referee's report by Harry Work Melville, on a paper 'The polymerization of acetaldehyde at low temperatures' by J C Bevington and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[1948]
RR/71/18Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'Studies in polymerization - III. The polymerization of methyl methacrylate' by Clement Henry Bamford and Michael James Stewart Dewar[1948]
RR/70/62Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, 'Phase equilibria for a complex mixture—coal gas—at low temperatures and high pressures' by H Chow1947
RR/71/63Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The ignition and flame reactions of ethylene oxide' by F A Burden and J H Burgoyne[1948]
RR/71/186Referee's report by Meredith Gwynne Evans, on a paper 'The strengths of certain covalent metal bonds' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish21 June 1948
RR/72/25Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The mechanism and kinetics of the heterogeneous polymerization of vinyl monomers I. The benzoyl peroxide catalyzed polymerization of vinyl chloride' by W I Bengough and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish1949
IM/GA/WRS/8360Norrish, Ronald George Wreyfordnd
RR/28/8Referee's report by James Walker, on two papers 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate. Part I.—Application of the potentiometer to the study of photo-chemical change' and 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate.-Part II. On the energetics of the photo-decomposition of potassium permanganate' by Eric Keightley Rideal and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[August 1922]
RR/46/45Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The combination of hydrogen and oxygen photosensitised by nitrogen peroxide' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and J G A Griffiths[September 1932]
RR/53/160Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'A theory of the combustion of hydrocarbons' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[February 1935]
RR/58/70Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The exchanges of energy between a platinum surface and hydrogen and deuterium molecules' by W B Mann and W C NewellAugust 1936
RR/58/94Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The mercury photosensitized exchange reaction of deuterium and phosphine' by Harry Work Melville and J. L. BollandJanuary 1937
RR/60/29Referee's report by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, on a paper 'The kinetics of the combustion of methane' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and S G FoordAugust 1936
RR/59/8Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'On the thermal decomposition of methyl nitrite' by A G Carter and Morris William Travers[October 1936]
RR/66/216Referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on a paper 'The mechanism of polymerization reactions. I. The polymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and E F Brookman[February 1939]
RR/66/217Second referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on a paper 'The mechanism of polymerization reactions. I. The polymerization of styrene and methyl methacrylate' by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and E F Brookman[March 1939]
RR/67/61Referee's report by William Harold Joseph Childs, on two papers 'Investigations on the vibration spectra of certain condensed gases at the temperature of liquid nitrogen I. Experimental methods A. Infra-red spectra' by G K T Conn, E Lee, Gordon Brims Black Mcivor Sutherland and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish and 'Investigations on the vibration spectra of certain condensed gases at the temperature of liquid nitrogen II. The infra-red and Raman spectra of hydroand deuterochloric acid at liquid nitrogen temperatures' by E Lee, Gordon Brims Black Mcivor Sutherland, Cheng-kai Wu and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJune 1940
RR/71/184Referee's report by Ronald Percy Bell, on a paper 'The strengths of certain covalent metal bonds' by L H Long and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[1948]
RR/28/6Referee's report by Thomas Martin Lowry, on two papers 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate. Part I.—Application of the potentiometer to the study of photo-chemical change' and 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate.-Part II. On the energetics of the photo-decomposition of potassium permanganate' by Eric Keightley Rideal and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish[November 1922]
RR/28/7Referee's report by James Charles Philip, on two papers 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate. Part I.—Application of the potentiometer to the study of photo-chemical change' and 'The photo-chemistry of potassium permanganate.-Part II. On the energetics of the photo-decomposition of potassium permanganate' by Eric Keightley Rideal and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish13 September 1922
RR/64/39Referee's report by Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, on a paper 'The theory of the photolysis of silver bromide and the photographic latent image' by R W Gurney and Nevill Francis Mott[November 1937]
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