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Working With The RSC Divsions


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A huge part of the RSC is the diverse range of subjects that it covers. Its 9 divisions focus on a wide of chemistry that includes traditional subject areas such as Organic Division to wider applied areas such as the Industry and Technology Division. Each Division organises a wealth of activities to support their subject area, some of which I have had the opportunity to get involved in.

This has included everything from helping to run activities for small businesses with the Industry and Technology Division to organising lectures to inspire the next generation of chemists with Materials Chemistry Division. The recent lecture ‘Materials Chemistry at the Origin of Life’ by Professor Tony Ryan (University of Sheffield) proved to be an exciting journey through the world of the polymers that form the basis of all life. Professor Ryan spoke about the complexities of DNA and the potential for making muscles in the lab, complete with demos featuring jelly and bubble guns! Over 50 students attended this event at Burlington House in London and most left with a fresh perspective on a subject that many of them had yet to encounter.

Professor Tony Ryan will be delivering this lecture as part of a tour, the next event takes place at the University of Sheffield on Wednesday 8th December, for further information, click here.


Mindy is a Graduate working in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Science, Education and Industry Department. To see if there are any current vacancies go to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' Blog or subscribe to 'RSC: Latest Vacancies' by Email

Posted by Sophie Boldon on Nov 17, 2010 5:39 PM Europe/London

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