History of chemistry
From Coronation Street to a Consummate Chemist, by Brian Halton
The Late Emeritus Professor Brian Halton's autobiography, From Coronation Street to a Consummate Chemist, offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of the chemistry department at Victoria University of Wellington from the 1960s to the present day.
Professor Halton's book, now in its second edition, is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in chemistry or the history of the University and is available for download in the link below.
Chemistry at Victoria, the Wellington University: A personalized account of the hundred years from 1899
Many histories of academic institutions have appeared over the years. However, when it comes to seeing the evolution of a single area of study, there are remarkably few accounts available.
The Late Emeritus Professor Brian Halton's latest work, now in its second edition, Chemistry at Victoria, The Wellington University: A Personalized Account of the Hundred Years from 1899, serves to rectify this for Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington. This new book offers the long history of Chemistry at the Victoria University of Wellington from the viewpoint of the chemist, collating much information not easily available elsewhere.
Preface to the Third Edition
The revisions, additions and corrections to this edition of Chemistry at Victoria have been made possible by comments from many readers on the first edition and especially the input of Joan (Mattingley) Cameron (BSc 1949, PhD 1977), Ray Carman (PhD 1958), Bruce Cockburn (MSc 1957), Anwyn M. (Long) Martin (MSc 1956), and Emeritus Profs Neil Curtis (Victoria) and Brian Davis (Auckland).