About the foundation

The Wilkinson Charitable Foundation was established under a Trust Deed made by the late Professor Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson on 27 February 1978.

The trust objects are to provide funds to or for such charitable purposes, trustees, institutions or corporate bodies and for the advancement of scientific knowledge and education at Imperial College in the University of London or such other place or places and in such manner as the trustees may from time to time in their absolute discretion determine.


Professor Anne Hardy – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Madicine – daughter of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

Professor Sir Christopher Dobson†, Master of St John’s College Cambridge

Emeritus Professor David Cole-Hamilton, University of St Andrews – former co-worker of Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

Barry Lock, Solicitor – lawyer and friend to Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson

Glenn Hurstfield – solicitor

† Sir Christopher Dobson, FRS

It is with deep regret that we announce the sad death on Sunday 8th September 2019 of Sir Christopher Dobson, one of our Trustees. Sir Christopher was Master of St. John’s College Cambridge and a Professor of Chemistry. He will be sorely missed.

Obituary of Sir Chirstopher Dobson, FRS

Banner image: Ferrocene structure by David B. Cordes, University of St Andrews.