Robert Haszeldine

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Robert Neville Haszeldine FRS, FRSC (3 May 1925 – 13 October 2016) was a British chemist.


He was educated at Stockport Grammar School and the University of Birmingham. Moving to the University of Cambridge he rose to Assistant Director of Research,[1] before becoming Professor of Chemistry and Principal of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.[2]

He had a two-acre garden in Great Langdale, Cumbria, which was regularly opened to the public under the National Garden Scheme.[3][4]

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1968[5].

He died on 13 October 2016 at the age of 91.[6]


  1. ^ Ronald Eric Banks (2000). Fluorine chemistry at the millennium: fascinated by fluorine. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-043405-6.
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  3. ^ Copt Howe
  4. ^ "Hail the glory of an English country garden". The Independent. London. 27 March 2005.
  5. ^ Munn, R. W.; Taylor, D. R. (2019). "Robert Neville Haszeldine. 3 May 1925—13 October 2016". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 66.
  6. ^ Robert Haszeldine (OS 1942) Stockport Grammar school

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