Leverhulme Lecture

Established 1943

In 1942 the Leverhulme Trust endowed a lecture in memory of the first Viscount Leverhulme. It was the first of the sponsored Society lectures set up by Dr William Cullen (SCI President 1941-1943).

Award Information

Award History

The Leverhulme Lecture was established in 1943 in honour of William Hesketh Lever, first Viscount Leverhulme. He was the driving force behind the expansion of Lever Brothers in 1886 and was a Member of the SCI Liverpool Section (now the Liverpool and North West Regional Group) from 1891 until his death in 1925.


Nominations for the Leverhulme Lecture can be made by any SCI Member or Committee officer. The recipient is selected by the Liverpool and North West Group Committee.

Lecture Details

The Leverhulme Lecture is administered every two to three years by the Liverpool and North West Regional Group. The winner is expected to give a lecture and is presented with a certificate.

Eligibility Criteria

    • Excellence in chemical research and knowledge
    Career Stage
    • Mid – Late Career
    • Diverse subject areas


Nominations open TBC
Nominations close TBC
Frequency Every two to three years, at the discretion of SCI

Additional Information

Code of Ethics for Members

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