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November Networks Newsletter

November Networks Newsletter:
  • RSC General Assembly 2011
  • Call for IYC News
  • Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Donation
  • 2012 Regional Meetings Announced
  • New Journal Launched
  • Set for Britain 2012
  • RSC Prizes and Awards
  • RSC Member Services Staff Update
  • RSC Mobile App
RSC General Assembly 2011:

The RSC General Assembly was held at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November, with an extra day for International Delegates at Thomas Graham House on Thursday 10th November.

The meeting included discussion sessions on a number of topics including engaging members with RSC activities, teaching and assessment of the chemical sciences and SMEs to name a few. There were also meetings of representatives from Interest Groups and Local Sections. At a formal dinner and prize ceremony on the Friday evening, the 60 prizes and awards in the RSC portfolio were presented to the 2011 winners.

Details of the various meetings and discussion sessions can be found in the General Assembly group on MyRSC (

We want your IYC news:

As the International Year of Chemistry draws to a close, the RSC is looking to capture a record of all the great IYC activities that have taken place throughout the year. Many photos and reports have already been sent in to RSC News, but if you haven’t told us about your events before, please send us a short summary of details, and a small selection of photos if you have them.
Some of these will be displayed in an IYC souvenir brochure, but even if there isn’t space for everything, the RSC is keen to keep a record for the future.

Please send items through to by 6 December.

25k Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Donation

Ensuring the success of projects which support and promote the Chemical Sciences is of the utmost importance to the RSC. Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum is an interactive science centre whose aim is to make science exciting and accessible to pupils of all ages and abilities. In light of the continued support and educational opportunities offered to schools, young people and the general public in the region; we are therefore proud to announce a £25,000 donation to the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum in Widnes, Cheshire.

Please visit the Catalyst Museum website to find out about upcoming events and how you can get involved.

2012 Regional Meetings

The dates for this year’s Regional Meetings have been announced, more information on the Regional meetings can be found in the December edition of RSC News.

12 January South East
19 January Eastern
2 February North East
16 February Midlands
23 February North West
28 February Scotland
1 March Ireland
13 March Wales
15 March South West

New Journal Launch - Toxicology Research

RSC Publishing are delighted to announce the launch of Toxicology Research, a new, multi-disciplinary journal covering the best research in both fundamental and applied aspects of toxicology.  The journal is published in partnership with the British Toxicology Society and Chinese Society of Toxicology.  The first issue is scheduled for publication around May 2012 and will contain communications, full papers and reviews.


SET for Britain 2012


Poster Exhibition in Parliament: Monday 12 March 2012

Call for Poster Abstracts closing: Saturday 24 December 2011

Can you communicate your research to a non-scientifically trained audience? Are you an early-stage or early-career researcher? Would you like to present your research at the Houses of Commons?

The Royal Society of Chemistry in co-operation with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics, the Society of Biology and the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee will again be running the SET for BRITAIN poster competition. The competition concludes with an exhibition in the House of Commons on Monday 12 March 2012.

SET for BRITAIN awards are made solely on the basis of the very best research work and results by an early-stage or early-career researcher. SET for BRITAIN winners receive a prestigious medal and a substantial monetary prize, there are also significant runner-up prizes.

Submit an online application with full abstract of the poster and letter of reference to the SET for BRITAIN website:

Deadline for online submission: Saturday 24 December 2011

Click here for advice on the application process and to start your submission.

RSC Prizes and Awards

Rewarding Excellence and Dedication

Nominations for the 2012 Prizes and Awards are now open.

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences? Our Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences.

There are over 60 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences so whether you work in business, industry, research or education recognition is open to everyone.

In recognition of their achievement award winners receive up to £5000 prize money.

Nomination categories include:

Showcase inspiring science and gain the recognition deserved - Nominate now

Visit our website for further details and to make a nomination:

Nominations close 15 January 2012

RSC Member Services Staff Update

We are delighted that Fiona McMillan is now back at work following her maternity leave. Fiona continues to be the main contact for Interest Groups and Andrea McGhee has assumed responsibility for the other RSC Networks. We are also pleased to welcome Sarah-Lou Tomlin who has joined the team as Laura Woodward’s maternity cover. Sarah-Lou will be working as an Advice and Guidance Specialist. We wish both Sarah-Lou and Laura well.

The free RSC Mobile app is now available

RSC Publishing is pleased to announce that the new free RSC Mobile app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) is now available on iTunes. RSC Mobile provides readers with access to search RSC journals content from our RSC Publishing Platform.

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Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.

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Celebration of the Periodic Table
6 December 2011 (18:30 – 20:30)
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Registration deadline:
1 December 2011
Chemistry World Webinars
Chemistry World Webinar
Making the most out of Intellectual Property: Using IP as a Commercial Tool
8 December 2011 (13:00)
now closing!
Solar Fuels Symposium
1st UK Solar to Fuels Symposium
18 January 2012
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Abstracts deadline:
2 December 2011
Registration deadline:  16 December 2011
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