- John Albery
Wyndham John Albery FRS (born
5 April 1936) is a British chemist and academic.
John Albery was educated at
Winchester Collegeand Balliol College, Oxford. He undertook his D.Phil. with Ronnie Bell, starting in 1960. He was appointed to a Weir Junior Research Fellowshipin October 1962 and then to a Fellowship and Praelectorshipin Chemistryat University College, Oxfordin October 1963, where he was briefly a colleague of E. J. Bowen.
Coming from the theatrical Albery family, he was an enthusiastic senior member of the
University College Players, organizer of the Univ Revue, held in the college Hall, and writer for Experimental Theatre Clubrevues. In fact, early in his career in 1962 he wrote for ground-breaking satirical comedy television show " That Was The Week That Was".
After Oxford, he became
Professorof Physical Chemistryfrom 1978 at Imperial College London.
He is a Fellow of the
Royal Society, and was the first Master of University College to be so.
* "Ring-Disc Electrodes", with M. L. Hitchman,
Oxford University Press, 1971 (ISBN 0-19-855349-8).
* "Electrode Kinetics",
Oxford University Press, 1975 (ISBN 0-19-855433-8).
* [http://www.physchem.ox.ac.uk/history/solkin.htm Kinetics in Solution] and [http://www.physchem.ox.ac.uk/history/electroc.htm Electrochemistry and Solution Kinetics]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/talent/a/albery_john.shtml BBC Guide to Comedy entry]
* "The New Master",
University College Record, October 1989, pages 14–15.
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