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Sir Sidney Barratt

Sir Sidney Barratt

Assistant Lecturer 1924-1928
Senior Lecturer 1928-1931
Reader 1931-1932

Barratt was born in Westbury Park, Bristol on 11 August 1898. He served as a signaller during the First World War and then went up to Oxford ( Balliol ) where he graduated with distinction in 1922. He immediately took up a lectureship at Leeds before joining UCL as a physical chemist in 1924. He was married in 1927.

Picture of Sir Sidney Barratt, Courtesy of the SCI

Barratt left UCL in 1932 and joined Albright & Wilson, the Oldbury-based phosphorus chemicals company (recently taken over by and subsumed into Rhodia). He rose through the ranks there to become Chairman from 1958-1967. He was knighted in 1961 and was President of the Society for Chemical Industry from 1964-5. He died on 28 August 1975.

Picture of Sir Sidney Barratt, Courtesy of the SCI.

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