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Tomos Edwards wins Salters' Chemistry Prize

20 December 2011

Congratulations to Tomos Edwards, a year 4 MChem student in the School of Chemistry, who has been awarded one of the prestigious 2011 Salters' Prizes in Chemistry.

The prize includes a cheque for £1000, which will be presented to Tom at a reception in November.

The award of the Salters' Prizes is based on a number of criteria aimed at identifying future leaders of industry in the UK. The criteria include intellectual ability, initiative, the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, and an appreciation and concern for the future of the chemical industry.

The award was presented by the Rt. Hon. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science at a ceremony on Friday 18th November. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Willetts said “It’s been an honour to present these awards and join the Salters’ Institute in recognising the science talent we have in our schools and universities. I have been incredibly impressed by the standard of winners and hope many will go on to be leaders in the science field.”

Over 200 guests attended the Prizegiving Ceremony and also enjoyed a buffet luncheon.

L-R. Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, Tomos Edwards and Rt. Hon. Lord Butler 
of Brockwell, current Master of the Salters' Company

L-R. Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP, Tomos Edwards and Rt. Hon. Lord Butler of Brockwell, current Master of the Salters' Company