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John Albery

Wyndham John Albery FRS (born 5 April 1936) is a British chemist and academic.

John Albery was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford. He undertook his D.Phil. with Ronnie Bell, starting in 1960. He was appointed to a Weir Junior Research Fellowship in October 1962 and then to a Fellowship and Praelectorship in Chemistry at University College, Oxford in October 1963, where he was briefly a colleague of E. J. Bowen.

Coming from the theatrical Albery family, he was an enthusiastic senior member of the University College Players, organizer of the Univ Revue, held in the college Hall, and writer for Experimental Theatre Club revues. In fact, early in his career in 1962 he wrote for ground-breaking satirical comedy television show That Was The Week That Was.

After Oxford, he became Professor of Physical Chemistry from 1978 at Imperial College London.

In 1989, he returned to Oxford to be Master of University College. He is now Barrer Fellow in Chemistry at Imperial College.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was the first Master of University College to be so.

Preceded by
Kingman Brewster
Master of University College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Robin Butler


  • Ring-Disc Electrodes, with M. L. Hitchman, Oxford University Press, 1971 (ISBN 0-19-855349-8).
  • Electrode Kinetics, Oxford University Press, 1975 (ISBN 0-19-855433-8).


    • The New Master, University College Record, October 1989, pages 14–15.
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