The Royal Society of Chemistry (South Africa, Southern Section) has renamed their Annual Christmas Lecture the Jack Elsworth Christmas lecture in memory of the late UCT chemist.
Dr Jack Elsworth, a retired chemistry lecturer, died suddenly earlier this year after contracting a rare form of septicemia.
The society's latest bulletin said the lecture had been renamed " – in memory of a man who did so much to promote chemistry; in particular, with the aid of his unforgettable lecture demonstrations held annually at the University of Cape Town".
It is fitting that the first Jack Elsworth Christmas Lecture, A Chemical Cracker, (December 1, 2003) will be presented by Karen Wallace (senior scientific officer) and Bergert Blom (MSc student), both of UCT's chemistry department.
The venue of tonight's lecture is the New Science Lecture Theatre, University Avenue North, starting at 19h00. For more information phone Dr Tim Egan on 650-2528.