Cliff Addison

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Cliff Addison
Cyril Clifford Addison

(1913-11-28)28 November 1913
Plumpton, Cumbria, England
Died 1 April 1994(1994-04-01) (aged 80)
Hale, Cheshire, England
Awards FRS (1970)
Scientific career
Institutions University of Nottingham
Doctoral students Brian Johnson[1]

Cyril Clifford "Cliff" Addison, FRS[2] (28 November 1913 – 1 April 1994) was a British inorganic chemist.


Addison was a member of the Chemical Inspection Department, Ministry of Supply from 1939 to 1945. He was Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Nottingham from 1946 to 1978, and Leverhulme Emeritus Professor from 1978 to 1994.[3]

Awards and honours

Addison was elected Fellow of the Royal Society on 19 March 1970[2] and President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1976 to 1977[4]

Personal life

Addison married Marjorie Thompson in 1939; they had one son, one daughter.[citation needed]


  • Inorganic chemistry of the main-group elements, Editor Cyril Clifford Addison, Chemical Society, 1978, ISBN 978-0-85186-792-2
  • HDA Corrosion Chemistry, Cyril Clifford Addison, Norman Logan, Defense Technical Information Center, 1977


  1. ^ Harvey, P. D. (2005). "Honouring Brian F. G. Johnson FRS, FRSE, FRSC, F. Acad. Europa". Journal of Cluster Science. 17: 1. doi:10.1007/s10876-005-0036-7.
  2. ^ a b Lord Lewis Of Newnham; Johnson, B. F. G. (1997). "Cyril Clifford Addison. 28 November 1913--1 April 1994.: Elected F.R.S. 1970". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 43: 3. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1997.0001.
  3. ^ "Obituary: Professor Cliff Addison", The Independent, NORMAN GREENWOOD, 14 April 1994
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