Professor Bob Williams


Sad to report that a long-standing supporter of Victoria Road Group passed away on Saturday 21st March. Many of us in the road knew Bob through his attendances at VRG meetings to report on local planning issues and news about Cutteslowe Community.  Bob and Jelly hosted the VRG Summer Garden Party on several occasions.  He passed away peacefully at the JR Hospital surrounded by his family.  See below for his academic career (taken from Wikipedia).

Robert Joseph Paton Williams MBE FRS (1926 – 21 March 2015) was an English chemist and an Emeritus Fellow at Wadham College as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford. He was elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society in 1972 and was a Foreign Member of the Swedish, Portuguese, Czechoslovakian and Belgian science academies. He was a medallist of the Biochemical Society (twice), the Royal Society (twice), the Royal Society of Chemistry (three times), the European Biochemical Societies (twice) and the International Union of Biochemistry. He won the Royal Medal in 1995.

Williams was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for services to the community in North Oxford.

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