The Partington Prize 2023 – Deadline 31 December 2022

The  Partington Prize is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. The competition is open to anyone with a scholarly interest in the history of alchemy or chemistry who, by the closing date of 31 December 2022, has not reached thirty-five years of age, or if older is currently enrolled in a degree programme or has been awarded a master’s degree or PhD within the previous three years.

The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry established the Partington Prize in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. The prize consists of five hundred pounds (£500) if awarded to a single essay. 

The deadline for entries is 31 December 2022. Details on entering appear in SHAC’s journal Ambix and can be found at:

All past prize-winning essays published in Ambix are currently available free-access:

For any enquiries regarding entering the competition please email


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