Owen Wansbrough-Jones

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Sir Owen Haddon Wansbrough-Jones KBE, CB (1906, Long Stratton, Norfolk, England – 1983, Long Stratton), was a leading academic chemist and soldier whose career included serving as Chief Scientist to the British Ministry of Supply.

Educated at Norwich School,[1] Gresham's School, Holt, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he took the degrees of B.A., B.Sc., and Ph.D. at Cambridge, where he worked under Eric Rideal.

During his career in the Army and later in the Civil Service, he specialised in weapon development.

Career[edit]

  • 1930 - 1946 Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • 1939 - 1945 Served with British Army (with rank of Brigadier)
  • 1945 - 1951 Scientific Adviser to the Army Council
  • 1951 - 1953 Principal Director for Scientific Research, Ministry of Supply
  • 1953 - 1959 Chief Scientist, Ministry of Supply
  • 1959 - 1970 Chairman of Albright & Wilson Ltd

Other Positions[edit]

  • Chairman of the Operational Research Society
  • Vice-President, British Industrial Biological Research Association
  • Fellow of the Chemical Society
  • Treasurer of the Faraday Society (1949 - 1960)
  • Member of the Society of Chemical Industry
  • Section Chair of the Society of Chemical Industry (1962 - 1966)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harries et al. (1991), p. 224

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