Prof. A. E. Dixon


AN Act of Parliament to endow new “Colleges for the'Advancement of Learning in Ireland” was passed in 1845. In a few years, university colleges were established at Belfast, Cork and Galway, and in 1849 the first professor of chemistry of the Queen's University of Ireland at Cork/ Dr. John Blyth, was appointed. He was followed in 1873 by Prof. Maxwell Simpson, and in October 1891 by Dr. A. E. Dixon. A new charter in 1908 changed the status of the College to that of a constituent college of the National University of Ireland, and Dixon retained his professorship. In 1925, after thirty-three years service, he became emeritus professor, a title which he retained until his death on March 3, 1946. A period of practically a century is covered by these three chemists.

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REILLY, J. Prof. A. E. Dixon. Nature 157, 505–506 (1946) doi:10.1038/157505a0

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