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Arising from the ongoing project,'Studies of the British chemical community, 1880-1970: The principal institutions', this chapter considers the composition of the leadership of the Chemical Society, The Royal Institute of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry in the 20th century up to the onset of World War II. It argues that chemists were far more likely to be employed in industry than is generally recognized and also in contrast to traditional arguments that the leadership of the British chemical community was highly mobile across employment sectors with more than 40% working across two or more of industry, academia, government and private consultancy during their careers.
||Biographical information on the chemists who form the cohort for this analysis may be consulted at:www.open.ac.uk/OU5/Arts/Chemists
||social history of chemistry; scientific careers; institutionalization; professionalization
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