25th October

Tribute to Professor Paul O’Brien, Patron and Former Trustee of Catalyst

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Patron and Former Trustee, Professor Paul O’Brien CBE, FRS, FREng, FRSC on 16th October 2018.

Paul was a long-term friend and committed supporter of the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum in Widnes and everything it stood for in both the promotion of STEM subjects to young people and the preservation of the heritage of chemistry and the chemical industry.

He was a personal friend and former colleague of myself and of several of my fellow Trustees and his enthusiasm for and belief in Catalyst and everything it does will be sorely missed by all the staff and Trustees.

Dr Diana M. Leitch, MBE, FRSC  Trustee of Catalyst

Photo shows (left to right) Professor Colin Suckling, Dr Jenny Clucas and Professor Paul O’Brien at Catalyst in October 2011