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

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