The Howard lectures are delivered at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney by a scientist who has pre-eminence in the area of Organic Chemistry or a related discipline.
The lectures are funded by a bequest left to both Universities in 1993 by the late Harold Theodore Howard. Howard obtained his B.Sc. from Sydney University and graduated from Sydney Teachers College in Chemistry and Organic Chemistry (Pure and Applied).
He taught chemistry for many years (1925-62) and upon retirement in 1966 carried out further research in saponins and steroid chemistry as an Honorary Research Associate at Macquarie University (1966-77) and the University of New South Wales (1978-85).
A complete list of the previous Howard Lecturers is given below.
1994 P. B. Dervan, California Institute of Technology
1995 A. G. Myers, California Institute of Technology
1996 J.-M. Lehn, Collège de France, Paris and Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
1997 E. C. Constable, University of Basel
1998 C. H. Heathcock, University of California, Berkeley
1999 Sir H. W. Kroto, University of Sussex
2000 P. A. Wender, Stanford University
2001 J. S. Moore, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2002 J. Rebek Jr., The Scripps Research Institute
2003 C. Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley
2004 A. Hamilton, Yale University
2005 M. Reza Ghadiri, Scripps Research Institute
2006 S. Kobayashi, University of Tokyo
2007 Shankar Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge
2008 C.-H. Wong, Scripps Research Institute
2009 J. Hartwig, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2010 G. Molander, University of Pennsylvania
2011 C. A. Hunter, University of Sheffield
2012 P. Baran, Scripps Research Institute
2013 A. Phillips, Yale University
2014 S. B. H. Kent, University of Chicago
2015 M. G. Finn, Georgia Institute of Technology
2016 P. H. Seeberger, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
2017 A. E. Rowan, University of Queensland
2018 J. L. Sessler, University of Texas at Austin
2019 C. Richert, University of Suttgart