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International Year Of The Periodic Table - RSC Activities And Resources

The April 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Anna Aldred, RSC Public Engagement Officer. Contact Anna and the IYPT team at with any comments or questions.

IYPT is well underway, and we have been delighted to see all the activity that has been going on so far in 2019! If you want to see what the RSC community has been getting up to, take a look at the Community News page.

Here are just a few updates, reminders and things to note:

  • The deadline for the next round of applications for IYPT Member and Member Networks grants is fast approaching! Applications close at noon GMT on Monday 15 April 2019.
  • Have you seen the IYPT branded material on the Brand Centre? There are pencils, pens, material bags, lanyards and more! Released in March is a book entitled “Elements of Popular Science: A Selection of Chapters”, this is a special IYPT resource that is available to order free of charge.
  • If you are working with schools for IYPT, there are some excellent education resources designed by the RSC Education Coordinators especially for IYPT. There are also a wealth of other education resources for all ages available through Learn Chemistry.
  • We’ve partnered with the brilliant Compound Interest to make fantastic new element infographics from H to Og. We’ve been releasing these on Twitter, but you can see and download all of the element infographics we’ve published so far here.
  • Chemistry World has been publishing a variety of special IYPT-themed articles, including opinion pieces and a series of graphic novels depicting key moments in periodic table history. Read them here.
  • The RSC journals have been busy putting together some special IYPT themed collections relating to specific elements and areas of the periodic table, take a look here.

What are you getting up to for IYPT? We want to know!

Share your stories with us by tagging @RoySocChem and #IYPT2019 on Twitter, or by writing a piece for Community News: email the Networks team with pictures and information about your event and we’ll work with you to get your story published online.

If you have any IYPT questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Anna Aldred by email on

Posted by Aurora Walshe on Mar 29, 2019 4:54 PM Europe/London

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