Arthur John Birch was Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU) from 1967. The main building of the Research School of Chemistry at ANU was named the Birch Building in his honour in1995. Prior to working at ANU Birch was at Oxford (1938-48), Cambridge (1948-52), the University of Sydney (1952-55), and Manchester University (1955-67). He received many honours including the H.G. Smith Medal, A.E. Leighton Memorial Award and Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the ANZAAS Medal and was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
Career position - 1851 Exhibition Scholar and ICI Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) completed at the University of Oxford
Career position - Smithson Fellow of the Royal Society at the University of Cambridge, UK
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Sydney
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
Career position - Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
Career position - Dean of the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University
Career position - Foundation Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Australian National University in Canberra
Award - Matthew Flinders Lecture presented to the Australian Academy of Science
Career position - Dean of the Research School of Chemistry
Career position - Chair of the Independent Inquiry into CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
Career position - President of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Career position - Founding Chair of the Australian Marine Sciences and Technologies Advisory Committee
Career position - President of the Australian Academy of Science
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
Award - Naming of the main building of the Research School of Chemistry as Birch Building
Arthur Birch was born in Sydney in 1915. He was an only child, and became the first University graduate in his family. He described how he "sauntered carelessly" through primary school then passed through...
Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954) Saturday 12 February 1938 p 4 Article
... was a native of Williamstown, and' leaves two sons. His brother, the late Private ArthurBirch, was ... OBITUARY. Mr A. A. BIRCH. Mr Albert Alexander Birch, 50, of Vulcan Grove. health ifspector for the ...
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Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Thursday 30 September 1915 p 3 Article
... ACCIDENT TO (J. A. BIRCH. I An inquiry into tuc cause of the occident in which George ArthurBirch ... « instructions. In this ease Birch ahí John Passmore were his assistants. Bird would know that it was His duty to ...
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Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 13 January 1928 p 14 Article
... Weddings. HABERLEY— BIRCH. A very pretty wedding wus celebrated in the St; David C. of E., Thirroul ... Isabel, the second youngest daughter of Mr. and Airs. Chas. Birch, of Thirroul, to Arthur, the eldest son ...
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New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 13 June 1832 [Issue No.15] p 131 Government Gazette Notices
... labourer, to Arthur Rankin, Bathurst 16. Atkins Charles, Isabella (4), labourer, to John M'Arthur ... (6), labourer, to John Jones, Bathurst 41. BirchJohn, Andromeda, in-door servant, to Lieutenant ...
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1957) Thursday 31 May 1956 [Issue No.27] p 1647 Government Gazette Appointments And Employment
... . Summers, M. A. Moylan, J. T. O'Brien, M. Staunton, A. M. Cook, I. F. Hughes, E. B. Mellors, H. L. Lawson ... South Wales; with effect on and from 27th April, 1956:—Donald Neale Harrison (born 8.4.32), vice A. J ...
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New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Monday 14 September 1891 [Issue No.593 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 7305 Government Gazette Notices
... . North Sydney (2) 491 Courtney J., fireman. North Sydney 492 Courtney John, North Shore 493 Cover A. W ... Abercrombie Mrs. W. J., 13almain 11 Abrahams C. M., Royal Arcade 12 Abrahams Mr., Surry Hills 13 Abrahams A ...