The Andrews Lectureship at the University of New South Wales was conceived and developed by Professor Stephen Angyal and established with a generous contribution from Dr Andrew Ungar, after whom the series was named.
Through the very substantial support of his widow, Beryl Ungar, along with continuing efforts of Professor Angyal and contributions from chemists throughout Australia, it is now an endowed lectureship of the University of New South Wales Chemical Society.
The lectures began in 1960 to bring eminent lecturers to UNSW to deliver a series of talks.
In the early days four lectures were given, but given this became onerous it was reduced to three.
The lectures are delivered by distinguished visiting scientists on subjects in chemistry or biochemistry which bear some relation to biological activity.
1960 Ewart R. H. Jones, University of Oxford
1961 Carl Djerassi, Stanford University
1962 Franz Sondheimer, Weizmann Institute of Science
1964 Vlado Prelog, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich
1965 William S. Johnson, Stanford University
1968 Konrad E. Bloch, Harvard University
1970 John W. Cornforth, Milstead Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology
1974 Ernest Wenkert, Rice University
1975 Alan R. Battersby, University of Cambridge
1976 Sir Derek H. R. Barton, Imperial College of Science and Technology
1978 Jerrold Meinwald, Cornell University
1979 A. Ian Scott, Texas A and M University
1982 Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr., University of Illinois
1984 Heinz A. Staab, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
1985 Ralph A. Raphael, University of Cambridge
1988 Charles W. Rees, Imperial College of Science and Technology
1990 Dieter Seebach, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich
1992 Teruaki Mukaiyama, Science University of Tokyo
1994 Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Université Louis Pasteur
1997 Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, Scripps Research Institute
2000 François Diederich, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich
2002 Steven V. Ley, University of Cambridge
2004 George Whitesides, Harvard University
2005 Michael Paddon-Row, University of New South Wales
2009 Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University
2011 Ben Feringa, University of Groningen
2013 Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
2016 Keiji Maruoka, Kyoto University
2018 Margaret Brimble, University of Auckland