A chance to find out about the activities hosted by the different RSC Networks. From the 35 Local Sections and 75 Interest Groups to RSC Reps and International Sections, this blog should give you a taster of the 500 events organised each year by the various RSC Networks for both RSC members and the public. If you've recently held an RSC event and would like to contribute to the blog, email: networks@rsc.org.

Local Section schools and public events 2011 - North East

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the 9 week series highlighting the schools and public events that were organised by our Local Section committees during the International Year of Chemistry!  This week we take a look at some of the work the North East Local Sections have been doing during 2011.

North East
The Sheffield and District Local Section held their annual family evening in February. A fun-packed lecture You’re as Cold as Ice-Cream was given by Andy Ross and Julie Hyde. The event was supported by Local Dairy and Ice Cream Maker, Our Cow Moll who provided free samples of ice-cream to an appreciative audience. They also hosted a schools lecture Materials at the Origin of Life, which was held at the University of Sheffield and delivered by the ever-engaging Professor Tony Ryan to an audience of around 150 secondary school students.
The Newcastle Local Section organised two public lectures, held at Newcastle University. The first of these, in March, was given by RSC President Professor David Philips. The second, on the subject of Inorganic Chemistry in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment was delivered by Professor Stephen Lippard of MIT, Massachusetts, in May to an audience of over 70 people.
In July the Southumbria Local Section organised a Chemistry at Work event in Healing School, Grimsby. They also
hosted a regular After School Science Club across three locations aimed at children aged 4-11 years old with the objective of providing extra-curricular activities promoting chemistry as an exciting subject.
Posted by Sarah Hobbs on Jun 15, 2012 10:27 AM Europe/London

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