This narrow life thwarted his ambitions, and in the 1870s, although he was a married man with several children, he decided to go to London to pursue the study of science, and entered the Royal College of Chemistry . By 1877 he was a student-demonstrator at the Royal College of Chemistry ; in 1878-9 he was engaged in research work under Sir Edward Frankland , especially in investigating the reactions of zinc-ethyl ; in 1879-80 he acted, temporarily, as demonstrator at the City and Guilds Technical College , Finsbury , eventually becoming senior demonstrator ; he was F.C.S. ( 1880 ), and in 1888 he was elected F.I.C. He studied the provision of technical education in Germany and he later took charge of chemical training in metalurgy [at the City and Guilds Technical College ?]. He used ore which he himself had collected in Patagonia . He published, in 1902 , the first volume of Physico-Chemical Tables , described by competent authorities as a comprehensive and valuable compilation; he also wrote a text-book entitled A New Course of Experimental Chemistry which passed through several editions.
Evans was a Baptist by persuasion, and he took up preaching. He was an active officer of the London causes at Forest Gate and Ferme Park , besides maintaining close relations with the Welsh church in Castle Street . He died at Ilford , 13 May 1909 .
Thomas Richards, D.Litt., (1878-1962), Bangor
Published date: 1959