This themed issue of Polymer Chemistry was commissioned following the passing, in October 2014, of Professor David Colin Sherrington, FRS. It was commissioned as a dedication to the memory of a world-class polymer chemist of international renown, as well as a celebration of a subject area that was very close to Dave's heart and upon which he founded his career and made his name. It is entirely appropriate that this collection of papers is published in a leading international journal that bears the name of the subject field with which Dave's name is synonymous and to which he contributed so much – Polymer Chemistry – and that this collection be published in the UK by his own professional chemical society, the Royal Society of Chemistry.
- David Sherrington
- polymer chemistry