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|Born||Edmund Langley Hirst
21 July 1898
|Died||29 October 1975(aged 77)|
|Institutions||University of Edinburgh|
|Notable awards||Davy Medal (1948)
Fellow of the Royal Society
He held the Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and was head of department there from 1959 to 1968. He was also President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh between 1959-1964.
- Stacey, Maurice (2004). "Hirst, Sir Edmund Langley (1898–1975)". The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31238.
- Stacey, M.; Percival, E. (1976). "Edmund Langley Hirst 21 July 1898 -- 29 October 1975". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 22: 136. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1976.0006.
- Records of the Department of Chemistry Edinburgh University . Accessed March 2007
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