Geoffrey Wilkinson Foundation Archive Project

September 10, 2019

Managing Director Robert Tooze was honoured to be invited by the Wilkinson Foundation to contribute an interview remembering his days spent in the group of the Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson as part of a larger archive project.

Robert Tooze first met Geoff in February 1981 as a student at Imperial. He remembers Geoff’s anecdotes, and passion for chemistry as an undergraduate; a passion that inspired him to undertake a PhD with him. Geoff was an inspirational supervisor, taking a close interest and encouraging his student’s work. Geoff was interested in new Chemistry, wanting a new experiment every day! He said there was no such thing as pure and applied science, just good or bad.

More information about the foundation and also the other interviews in the archive project can be found here: Wilkinson Foundation