Date(s) - 01/11/2021
GW Leeper Lecture
The Leeper Lecture is named in honour of Dr Geoffrey W Leeper (1903 – 1986).
Dr Geoffrey W Leeper
Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1924, MSc 1926)
University of Adelaide 1927
Rowett Research Institute Scotland 1929 Research scholar in chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Melbourne 1930-32
Lecturer in Agricultural Chemistry 1933-46
Associate Professor 1946-62
President, Royal Society of Victoria 1959-60
President, Victorian Branch, Australian Institute of Agricultural ScienceHonorary Life Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Geoffrey Leeper wrote four books, two on trace elements, one on soil chemistry and one on soils. Peter Ryan described Leeper as “one of Australia’s most distinguished and useful citizens” (quoted in The Age newspaper, 1986, several years after Leeper’s death).