Corday-Morgan medal
The Corday–Morgan Medal and Prize is a prestigious award that has been made annually by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is a learned society in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences." It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new...

 since 1949 for the most meritorious contributions to experimental chemistry, including computer simulation. The number of awards was increased to two per year in 1964 and to three per year in 1967.

The Corday–Morgan medallists have included many of the UK's most successful chemists. Since 1949 they have been:
  • 1949 – Derek Barton;
  • 1950 – Ronald Sydney Nyholm
    Ronald Sydney Nyholm
    Sir Ronald Sydney Nyholm was an Australian chemist, born on 29 January 1917 at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, as the fourth in a family of six children. Broken Hill is a mining town whose streets are named after minerals, a fit place for to sire an inorganic chemist. Beryl-and-Sulphide...

  • 1951 – Frederick Sanger
    Frederick Sanger
    Frederick Sanger, OM, CH, CBE, FRS is an English biochemist and a two-time Nobel laureate in chemistry, the only person to have been so. In 1958 he was awarded a Nobel prize in chemistry "for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin"...

  • 1952 – James Baddiley;
  • 1953 – John Cornforth
    John Cornforth
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  • 1954 – Rex Richards;
  • 1955 – George Porter
    George Porter
    George Hornidge Porter, Baron Porter of Luddenham, OM, FRS was a British chemist.- Life :Porter was born in Stainforth, near Thorne, South Yorkshire. He was educated at Thorne Grammar School, then won a scholarship to the University of Leeds and gained his first degree in chemistry...

  • 1956 – K W Bagnall;
  • 1957 – G W Kenner;
  • 1958 – C Kemball;
  • 1959 – Alan Battersby;
  • 1960 – R N Haszeldine;
  • 1961 – Franz Sondheimer
    Franz Sondheimer
    -Early life:Sondheimer was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1926 and, following the rise of the Nazis, fled to the United Kingdom in 1937.-Education:He was a pupil at Highgate School and subsequently studied chemistry, receiving his degree from Imperial College London.-Career:From 1949 to 1952,...

  • 1962 – Neil Bartlett;
  • 1963 – G Sim;
  • 1964 – H M Frey, A I Scott;
  • 1965 – John Cadogan
    John Cadogan
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    , R Mason;
  • 1966 – Richard Dixon
    Richard Dixon (scientist)
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    , Malcolm Tobe;
  • 1967 – Alan Carrington
    Alan Carrington
    Alan Carrington CBE, FRS is a British chemist. He was educated at the University of Southampton where he was awarded the degrees of B. Sc. and Ph. D. He was a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge from 1959 to 1967. From 1967 to 1984 and from 1987 to 1999, he was Professor of Chemistry at the...

    , R. O. C. Norman, John Meurig Thomas
    John Meurig Thomas
    Sir John Meurig Thomas FRS is a leading British chemist and educator primarily known for his work on heterogeneous catalysis, solid-state chemistry, and surface and materials science. He has authored over one thousand scientific articles and several books, including Principles and Practice of...

  • 1968 – A Fish, F McCapra, D H Williams;
  • 1969 – Peter Day, M Green, G W Kirby;
  • 1970 – David Buckingham, D W Cameron, N B H Jonathan;
  • 1971 – M J Perkins, L F Phillips, P L Timms;
  • 1972 – Malcolm Green
    Malcolm Green (chemist)
    Malcolm Green also known as M. L. H. Green is a British Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, he received his BSc degree from Acton Technical College in 1956 and his PhD from Imperial College of Science and Technology in 1959 under the supervision of Professor...

    , David Husain, P G Sammes;
  • 1973 – Jack Baldwin, Geoffrey Luckhurst, J F Nixon;
  • 1974 – L. D. Hall, Brian F. G. Johnson
    Brian F. G. Johnson
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    , A McKillop;
  • 1975 – Robert J Donovan, J A Osborn, G Pattenden;
  • 1976 – M R Churchill, Roger Grice, K M Smith;
  • 1977 – Laurence Barron, B T Golding, J S Ogden;
  • 1978 – P D Magnus, D M P Mingos, G M Sheldrick;
  • 1979 – M H Chisholm, G A Kenney-Wallace, S M Roberts;
  • 1980 – Gus Hancock, Selby A. R. Knox, Steven V. Ley
    Steven V. Ley
    Steven Victor Ley FRS is the BP Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of Trinity College. He was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry and was made a CBE in January 2002...

  • 1981 – Christopher M. Dobson, Brian J. Howard, D A Jefferson;
  • 1982 – Anthony K. Cheetham, R H Crabtree, T J Simpson;
  • 1983 – David J. Cole-Hamilton, W Jones, W B Motherwell;
  • 1984 – N J Cooper, S G Davies, A Harriman;
  • 1985 – W Clegg, Peter P Edwards, C J Moody;
  • 1986 – A G M Barrett, G Christou, Paul R Raithby;
  • 1987 – J M Newsam, A Guy Orpen, David Parker
    David Parker
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  • 1988 – F G N Cloke, Gareth A. Morris, P J Sarre, S G Withers;
  • 1989 – Michael N R Ashfold, David Clary
    David Clary
    David Clary, FRS is a British theoretical chemist. He has been President of Magdalen College, Oxford since 2005.-Life:He attended Colchester Royal Grammar School from 1964–71. He has a BSc from the University of Sussex and a PhD and ScD from the University of Cambridge, where he was at Corpus...

    , M Schroder;
  • 1990 – D Crich, Patrick W. Fowler, I P Rothwell;
  • 1991 – David Gani, Jeremy M. Hutson, S Mann;
  • 1992 – P D Beer, T C Gallagher, D E Logan;
  • 1993/94 – Vernon C. Gibson
    Vernon C. Gibson
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    , N S Simpkins, Timothy P. Softley;
  • 1995 – A R Barron, Jeremy G Frey, G F R Parkin;
  • 1996 – D W Bruce, M J Hampden-Smith, N J Turner;
  • 1997 – I Manners, D. E. Manolopoulos, D M O'Hare;
  • 1998 – V K Aggarwal, J P Attfield, D Craig;
  • 1999 – Kenneth D M Harris, C A Hunter, M D Ward;
  • 2000 – Colin D. Bain, M J Rosseinsky, J M J Williams;
  • 2001 – H L Anderson, G J Davies, S M Howdle, P R Unwin;
  • 2002 – A Armstrong, S Balasubramanian, R E Morris, S P Price;
  • 2003 – Jonathan Clayden
    Jonathan Clayden
    Jonathan Clayden is an organic chemist.In 1992 he obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge working with Stuart Warren on asymmetric synthesis using phosphine oxide chemistry...

    , M W George, G C Lloyd-Jones;
  • 2004 – Stuart C Althorpe, D W C MacMillan, J H Naismith;
  • 2005 – Benjamin G Davis, Helen H. Fielding, Philip A. Gale
  • 2006 – Neil R Champness,Timothy J Donohoe, Jeremy N Harvey
  • 2008 – Stephen Faulkner, Adam Nelson, David Tozer
  • 2009 – Andrew de Mello, Duncan Graham, Andrew Cooper
  • 2010 - E Brechin, J Chin, J Steed
  • 2011 - Michaele Hardie, Fred Manby, Jonathan Nitschk
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