[kawrn-ferth, -fawrth, -fohrth]
Cornforth, Sir John Warcup, 1917-, Australian chemist, Ph.D. Oxford, 1941. Although Cornforth suffered a hearing loss from childhood, he was aided in communicating by his wife and co-researcher Rita Harradence. His main affiliations were with the National Institute for Medical Research in London (1946-62) and the Milstead Laboratory of Chemical Enzymology for Shell Research, Ltd. (1962-75). In 1975 he and Vladimir Prelog were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their efforts to relate molecular structure to the properties of chemical compounds.

Cornforth is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated a short distance to the north-east of Ferryhill.

Before the middle part of the Victorian era, when coal mining was at its height in County Durham, Cornforth was in the parish of Bishop Middleham.

Thomas Hutchinson (bap. 1698, d. 1769) was a classical scholar, born in Cornforth and baptised there on 17 May 1698.


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