Professor H. S. Taylor, who graduated at the Liverpool University, has been invited by the Pope to join the Pontifical Academy of Science.
He has been a professor of Princeton University, U.S.A., since 1914, and is a member of an old Catholic family of St. Helens.
St. Helens Family
Dr. Hugh Stott Taylor was born in St. Helens in 1890. He won the David Gamble Scholarship at Liverpool University in 1906. In 1909 he gained his B.Sc. first-class (honours chemistry) and the Sheridan Muspratt Scholarship for post-graduate work. From Liverpool, where he was admitted as Doctor of Science in 1914, he went as junior professor to Princeton University, where he became senior professor of physical chemistry.
Dr. Taylor has published many papers on various aspects of physical science, and has lectured extensively. In 1928 he was awarded the Nicholls Medal, one of the most distinguished American honours in chemical science.