Philip Evans (headmaster)

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Dr Ian Philip Evans OBE FRSC (born 1948) is a British educationalist and a former Headmaster of Bedford School.[1]


Born on 2 May 1948 and educated in North Wales, Dr Philip Evans read Natural Sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge and obtained a doctorate in inorganic chemistry from Imperial College London, working in the laboratory of Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson.[2] He taught chemistry at St Paul's School, London and, in 1991, he was appointed as Headmaster of Bedford School, a position which he held until the summer of 2008. He was also appointed as a government advisor on education, from which post he retired in 1999, and was subsequently awarded an OBE for his work.[3] He is currently an appointed member of the council of the Royal Society of Chemistry.[4]


I. P. Evans, A. Spencer, & G. Wilkinson "Dichlorotetrakis(dimethyl sulfoxide)ruthenium(II) and its use as a source material for new ruthenium(II) complexes" Jrnl. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. (1973) 204-209 [5]