BP Professor of Organic Chemistry

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The BP Professorship of Organic Chemistry is one of the senior professorships at the University of Cambridge.

Founded in 1702 by the university as simply 'Professor of Chemistry', it was retitled as the Professorship of Organic Chemistry in 1943, and in 1991 was renamed after a benefaction from the oil company British Petroleum.

Professors of Chemistry[edit]

Professors of Organic Chemistry[edit]

BP Professors of Organic Chemistry[edit]


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