Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, 1897-1967

  title={Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, 1897-1967},
  author={Harold Warris Thompson},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={375 - 431}
  • H. Thompson
  • Published 1 December 1973
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Cyril Norman Hinshelwood was born in London on 19 June 1897, the only child of Norman Macmillan Hinshelwood, a chartered accountant, and Ethel née Smith. His father was of Scottish origin, and once he remarked jokingly that some of his ancestors must have been well enough known because a street in Glasgow is named after them. His mother came from the west country. Several members of his family had artistic leanings but none appears to have had associations with science. As a small child he was… 
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