The Department of Chemistry: UWI Mona

The Department of Chemistry, UWI Mona is an account of the history of what was arguably the most prominent department during the first 20 years of the University. Operating within the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the quality of instruction and the level of research which has contributed to the development of public policy, as well as the number of postgraduate students produced, are all testament to the impact the Department and its graduates have had on society. From academia to industry and commerce in the private and public sectors, nationally and internationally, UWI Mona Chemistry Department graduates have proven themselves as leaders. Though focused on the Department of Chemistry, Ken Magnus and Robert Lancashire paid a vivid picture of the founding of the University College of the West Indies. The struggles, debates and victories of the fledgling institution are chronicled and enhanced by the inclusion of rare photographs and images. Thoroughly researched and lucidly presented, this book is a valuable addition to the annals of the University of the West Indies and the record of Caribbean history.