Mason, Stephen F(inney)

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MASON, Stephen F(inney)

MASON, Stephen F(inney). British, b. 1923. Genres: Chemistry, Mystery/ Crime/Suspense, Natural history. Career: Oxford University, Oxford, England, lecturer in the history of science, 1947-53; Australian National University, Canberra, fellow in medical chemistry, 1953-56; University of Exeter, Exeter, England, lecturer, 1956-61, senior lecturer, 1961-63, reader in chemical spectroscopy, 1963-64; University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, professor of chemistry, 1964-70; King's College, University of London, London, England, professor of chemistry, 1970-87, professor emeritus, 1987-, honorary research fellow in the history and philosophy of science, 1983-. University of London, honorary research associate, 1953-56; Cambridge University, extraordinary fellow of Wolfson College and Leverhulme emeritus fellow, 1988-90, honorary research associate, 1988-. Publications: A History of the Sciences, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1953, 2nd edition, Collier, 1962; Molecular Optical Activity and the Chiral Discriminations, Cambridge University Press, 1982; Chemical Evolution: Origins of the Elements, Molecules, and Living Systems, Oxford University Press, 1991. Address: 12 Hills Ave., Cambridge CB1 4XA, England.