|Born||Reginald Patrick Linstead
28 August 1902
|Died||22 September 1966(aged 64)|
|Institutions||University of Sheffield
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
In 1938, Linstead was appointed Firth Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. The following year, he was appointed professor of organic chemistry at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
In World War II, he worked on military research, studying explosives and metals.
Linstead Hall at Imperial College is named in his honour. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1940. He was also a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and was knighted in 1959.
In 1930, Linstead married Aileen Edith Ellis Rowland, daughter of a fellow researcher at Imperial College. Aileen died in 1938 giving birth to the couple's only daughter. Linstead remarried in 1942 to Marjorie Walters of Aberdare, Wales. She held a doctorate from Oxford University, and later took a position as principal of Lady Spencer-Churchill College, a teacher training college near Oxford.
- Barton, D. H. R.; Rydon, H. N.; Elvidge, J. A. (1968). "Reginald Patrick Linstead 1902-1966". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 14: 308. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1968.0014.
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- Sir Patrick Linstead, CBE, DSC, HONDSC, DIC, HONFCGI, HONMIMM, FRS: Rector 1954–66, Imperial College London
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- Linstead Hall, Imperial College London
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