The Christ Church Chemists’ Affinity Group 220 Dinner

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 15:00
Contact person
Alumni Relations Officer
01865 286598

CC3 dinnerThe Christ Church Chemists’ Affinity Group is organising a dinner in college on 16 March 2018 to mark Richard Wayne’s 80th Birthday and Tony Cheetham’s and Martin Grossel’s 70th Birthdays. Richard was the Tutor in Physical Chemistry from 1966 until his retirement in 2006. Tony was the Tutor in Inorganic Chemistry from 1974 until 1991 at which point he moved to the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Martin became the Lecturer in Organic Chemistry in 1973, a position which he held until 2016.

This event is open to all members of the Affinity Group and any other members of college who might wish to attend. The dinner will be preceded by talks exploring aspects of the development of Chemistry at Christ Church.

We look forward to welcoming all generations of Christ Church Chemists to this reunion which should bring back many happy memories! We would also encourage you to dig out any relevant photographs of your time in college and send digital copies to for inclusion in montages to be displayed on the day and to be added to the Chemistry Affinity Group archives.

Martin Grossel




15.00-16.00 Affinity Group AGM


16.00-16.30 Tea


16.30-17.30 Talk by Dr Allan Chapman on the History of Chemistry at Christ Church


17.30-18.00 Talk by Judith Curthoys on the Lee Readers and the Lee Bequest


19.00-19.30 Pre-Dinner drinks reception, Ante Hall


19.30      Dinner in Hall