Our Humble Beginings
Recognizing the necessity for the existence of an organization that
would provide a forum apart from the lectures and tutorials, for
students to interact, promote further interest, and develop their
competence in the subject chemistry. ChemSoc, was started by
Professor Cedric Hassell, the first Head of the Department of
Chemistry, somewhere between 1950-1952. This makes it the
oldest club/society in the university.
In the early years and for sometime after, ChemSoc has enjoyed
the prestige of being one of the most vibrant club/society, and was
integral in initiating what has been extended to the Faculty
Awards, and now Research Day, through the Chemistry Awards
and ChemSoc Week respectively. Over the years ChemSoc has
had cycles of vibrant activity and dormancy.