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Chemical Heritage Foundation to Present First Roy G. Neville Prize to Robert E. Schofield The prize will be awarded on Tuesday, 17 October as part of CHF's Fall

Governance Meetings



    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemical Heritage Foundation
 is pleased to honor The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life
 and Works from 1773 to 1804 with the first annual Roy G. Neville Prize in
 Bibliography or Biography. The work is the second volume of Robert E.
 Schofield's definitive biography of Priestley, one of chemistry's greatest
 practitioners. The prize will be awarded on Tuesday, 17 October 2006, as
 part of CHF's Fall Governance Meetings.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061015/PHSU001 )
     Schofield, professor of history emeritus at Iowa State University, is
 uniquely qualified to bring to life the monumental figure of Joseph
 Priestley. He is the editor of A Scientific Autobiography of Joseph
 Priestley (1773-1804) and the author or editor of numerous other books,
 including The Lunar Society of Birmingham. His masterworks, The
 Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Works from 1733
 to 1773 (available from CHF) and The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study
 of His Life and Works from 1773 to 1804, are a culmination of thirty years'
 work, research, and study.
     About the Neville Prize
     The Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography, established in
 2006, is presented annually by CHF to recognize an outstanding monograph in
 the areas of the chemical and molecular sciences. The objective of this
 prize is to encourage emulation, inspire achievement, and promote public
 understanding of modern sciences, industries, and economies.
     About Roy G. Neville
     Acquiring and cataloging the books in the Roy G. Neville Historical
 Chemical Library at CHF has been the life's work for Roy Neville. A
 consulting chemist by profession, in 1973 he founded the corporation
 Engineering and Technical Consultants in Redwood City, California, of which
 he was president. He is also a passionate bibliophile by avocation. Neville
 began collecting books almost 60 years ago and amassed one of the largest
 private collections of rare books in the fields of science and technology,
 and chemistry in particular.
     About the Chemical Heritage Foundation
     The Chemical Heritage Foundation serves the community of the chemical
 and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past,
 educating the present, and inspiring the future. CHF carries out a program
 of outreach and interpretation in order to advance an understanding of the
 role of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries
 in shaping society; maintains a world-class collection of materials that
 document the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences,
 technologies, and industries; and encourages research in its collections.
      Contact:
      Neil Gussman, Public Affairs
      215-873-8262
      717-314-2494
      neilg@chemheritage.org
 
 

SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation

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