Professor Anthony Kirby FRS

  • College positions:
    Life Fellow, formerly Tutor, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Natural Sciences
  • University positions:
    Professor (Emeritus) of Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Subjects: Natural Sciences


MA, PhD (Cantab)

Awards and prizes

Royal Society of Chemistry: Award in Organic Reaction Mechanisms 1983; Tilden Lecturer 1987-8; Ingold Lecturer 1996.

Marin Drinov Medal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 2003.

Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa), University of Turku, Finland 2006

Research interests

How enzymes work at the molecular level: and thus practically all aspects of organic reaction mechanism in (particularly aqueous) solution.

Teaching interests

The same, now almost exclusively at the graduate and research level.

Other interests

Chamber music, family history, (round) ball games (now exclusively as spectator).