Lilly Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Malcolm Lilly, 1957-2003, comprising biographical papers including obituary; curriculum vitae; bibliography; list of theses supervised and an account of Lilly's efforts to secure membership of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Notebooks, 1962-1998 and research notes, 1965-1997, including on control systems, fermentation and progesterone conversion.

Papers relating to biochemical engineering at University College London (UCL), including on the history of development of biochemical engineering at UCL; the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering; the Interdisciplinary Research Centre; research grants, teaching, training and personnel.

Publications by Lilly, 1962-2003; manuscript and typescript drafts for publications and unpublished drafts and correspondence relating to journals with which Lilly was associated with as author, reviewer or editor.

Transcripts of Lilly's public and invitation lectures, 1966-1996, including on 'Immobilised Enzyme Reactors', Developments in Biocatalysis', 'Two-liquid phase biocatalytic reactors', 'Industrial use of Biocatalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis' and 'Biochemical Engineering - It's Contribution to Society.' Also untitled and draft lecture notes and visual material.

Papers relating to twenty four British and international organisations and societies including the European Commission, the European Federation of Biotechnology; the International Organisation for Biotechnology and Bioengineering and the Institute for Biotechnology Studies.

Papers relating to Lilly's consultancy work with twenty one commercial organisations including Beckman Instruments; Beecham Group Ltd and Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories.

Papers relating to visits and conferences, 1964-1998, including programmes, lists of participants; abstracts and Lilly's notes on proceedings.

Correspondence, 1966-1998, including references and recommendations.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1936; educated St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School; national service, Royal Navy; University College London (UCL), (BSc, PhD, DSc); worked under Patricia Clarke researching microbial enzymes, UCL; transferred to the Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL; Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering, UCL 1963-1972; Reader in Enzyme Technology, 1972-1979; Professor of Biochemical Engineering, UCL, 1979; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1991; died, 1998.


The collection has been catalogued onto Calm from a handlist. The handlist is a list of numbered folders, so each file on Calm therefore represents one folder (see individual files for more specific detail).

The collection is arranged in series as follows: Biographical; Notebooks and research notes; University College London; Publications; Lectures; Societies and Organisations; Consultancies; Visits and Conferences and Correspondence.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Received from the family, Jun 2004 and Sep 2005.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available on the online catalogue

Related Material

Correspondence and papers relating to the preparation of a Royal Society biographical memoir of Lilly are in the archives of Patricia Clarke.