Dr Tony Marchington gained a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in chemistry at Brasenose College, Oxford, under Graham Richards’ tutelage. Tony worked in several capacities for ICI, eventually becoming marketing manager for South America in 1986. He also started several companies in the areas of intellectual property, drug discovery and biotechnology, of which Oxford Molecular was the most notable. Tony, who died in 2011, was a lifelong lover of steam engines and machinery. He briefly owned – at ruinous expense – the legendary steam train, the Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman. Tony was a Freeman of the City of London and an honorary fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.