Basil Charles Leicester Weedon. 18 July 1923 — 10 October 2003

Gerald Pattenden

Elected FRS 1971


Basil Charles Leicester Weedon, ‘Prof’ to his chemistry colleagues but ‘Jimmy’ to his friends and family, died on 10 October 2003. He had two distinct careers, the first as Professor of Organic Chemistry at Queen Mary College, London, over the period 1960–76, and the second as Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham University from 1976 to 1988.