The Longstaff Prize is given to a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry who has done the most to advance the science of chemistry.First awarded in 1881, it was originally conferred by the Chemical Society and known as the Longstaff Medal.
|1996||John Meurig Thomas|
|1975||John Stuart Anderson|
|1966||John Monteath Robertson|
|1951||Christopher Kelk Ingold|
|1942||Hugh Stott Taylor|
|1933||Norman Haworth, James Irvine|
|1930||William Hobson Mills|
|1924||Frederick George Donnan|
|1921||Jocelyn Field Thorpe|
|1918||Arthur William Crossley|
|1915||Martin Onslow Forster|
|1912||Herbert Brereton Baker|
|1906||Walter Noel Hartley|
|1903||William Jackson Pope|
|1900||William Henry Perkin Jr.|
|1894||Horace Tabberer Brown|
|1891||Francis Robert Japp|
|1888||William Henry Perkin|
|1881||Thomas Edward Thorpe|
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences". It was formed in 1980 from the amalgamation of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society, and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new Royal Charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body. At its inception, the Society had a combined membership of 34,000 in the UK and a further 8,000 abroad. The headquarters of the Society are at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. It also has offices in Thomas Graham House in Cambridge where RSC Publishing is based. The Society has offices in the United States at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, in both Beijing and Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India.
Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham, FRS, HonFRSC was an English chemist working mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry.
Sir Ian Morris Heilbron DSO FRS was a Scottish chemist, who pioneered organic chemistry developed for therapeutic and industrial use.
Charles Wayne Rees CBE FRS FRSC was a British organic chemist.
Herbert Brereton Baker (1862–1935) was a British inorganic chemist.
Malcolm Leslie Hodder Green was Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He made many contributions to organometallic chemistry.
Steven Victor Ley CBE FRS FRSC is Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was President of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000–2002) and was made a CBE in January 2002, in the process. In 2011, he was included by The Times in the list of the "100 most important people in British science".
Sir Martyn Poliakoff is a British chemist, working on gaining insights into fundamental chemistry, and on developing environmentally acceptable processes and materials. The core themes of his work are supercritical fluids, infrared spectroscopy and lasers. He is a research professor in chemistry at the University of Nottingham. His group comprises several members of staff, postdoctoral research fellows, postgraduate students and overseas visitors. As well as carrying out research at the University of Nottingham, he is a lecturer, teaching a number of modules including green chemistry.
David Alan Leigh FRS FRSE FRSC is a British chemist, Royal Society Research Professor and, since 2014, the Sir Samuel Hall Chair of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manchester. He was previously the Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (2001–2012) and Professor of Synthetic Chemistry at the University of Warwick (1998–2001).
Sir Jocelyn Field Thorpe FRS  was a British chemist who made major contributions to organic chemistry., including the Thorpe-Ingold effect and three named reactions.
Dame Lynn Faith Gladden is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. She served as Pro-vice-chancellor for research from 2010 to 2016. Since October 2018 she has been executive chair at the EPSRC.
Graham John Hutchings FRS FIChemE FRSC FLSW is a British chemist, professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at Cardiff University.
Guy Charles Lloyd-Jones FRS FRSE is a British chemist. He is the Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. His research is largely concerned with the determination of organometallic reaction mechanisms, especially those of palladium-catalyzed coupling reactions such as Suzuki-Miyaura coupling.
Polly Louise Arnold is director of the chemical sciences division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and professor of chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously held the Crum Brown chair in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh from 2007 to 2019 and an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) career fellowship.
The Royal Society of Chemistry awards the designation of Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for distinguished service in the field of chemistry.
David Parker is an English chemist and professor at the University of Durham.
Paul O'Brien was professor of Inorganic Materials at the University of Manchester. where he has served as head of the School of Chemistry from 2004 to 2009 and head of the School of Materials from 2011 to 2015. He died on 16 October 2018 at the age of 64.
Stephen Mann, FRS, FRSC, is Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Organized Matter Chemistry, Director of the Centre for Protolife Research, and was Principal of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol, UK.
Elizabeth Anne Howlett Hall CBE, CChem, FRSC is a British Professor of Analytical Biotechnology at the Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge.
Rachel O'Reilly is a British chemist and Professor at the University of Birmingham. She works at the interface of biology and materials, creating polymers that can mimic natural nanomaterials such as viruses and cells. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.