Sir Robert Robinson OM PRS FRSE
(1886-1975)

Died aged 88

Sir Robert Robinson OM PRS FRSE (13 September 1886 – 8 February 1975) was a British organic chemist and Nobel laureate recognised in 1947 for his research on plant dyestuffs (anthocyanins) and alkaloids. In 1947, he also received the Medal of Freedom with Silver Palm.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

National Historic Chemical Landmark. Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford. This laboratory was a major centre for Organic Chemistry from 1916-2003. It had only four Heads in that time, the Waynflete Professors W. H. Perkin Jnr, Sir Robert Robinson OM, Sir Ewart Jones, and Sir Jack Baldwin. Sir Robert was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1947 for work done here on natural products.

South Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom where they worked

Chesterfield Grammar School 1594-1967. This building dates from 1846. Distinguished alumni include Erasmus Darwin and the Nobel Laureate, Sir Robert Robinson

West Studios, Chesterfield College, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, United Kingdom where they attended school