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Department of Chemistry

Victor Pretorius Memorial Lectures


This lecture series was introduced by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pretoria during 1992, to honour one of the leading South African scientists for outstanding contributions during a career in chemistry. The presenters of the lectures are chosen annually by the Department from the various recognised fields of chemistry. The chosen lecturer is requested to present a formal lecture, known as the Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecture, to invited guests of the Department, staff and students of the Department. This is usually followed by another lecture to students and staff.

Profile of Victor Pretorius (6 September 1928 to 28 December 1989)

Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecturers (1992 -   )

Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecturer 2011: Dr Hubert Mandery
Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecturer 2013: Prof Mike Davies-Coleman
Victor Pretorius Memorial Lecturer 2014: Prof Len Barbour