Joji Sakurai (1937) describes 19th C London & Japan by UCL Sound published on 2013/07/05 08:36:11 +0000 This is a transfer from 78's of a speech given at the UCL Chemistry Lab Dinner in 1937 by Prof Joji Sakurai, a leading Japanese chemist, in which he reminisces about being a postgraduate student at UCL in the 1880's under the supervision of Alexander Williamson. Sakurai provides first-person insight into the atmosphere of Victorian London and how the 'Choshu Five' helped transform the modern Japanese state. More info on UCL and the Choshu Five: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0713/03072013-UCL-and-Japan-150-celebration UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at http://ucl.ac.uk.