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March 2011

  • International Year of Chemistry
  • RSC Journals – announcing RSC Advances
  • RSC Books
  • RSC Events Deadlines
  • Notices for RSC Groups
    • Dates for your diary
    • Local Sections
    • International Sections
    • Interest Groups
    • Volunteer Visitors

International Year of Chemistry

We now have stocks of IYC pens, bugs, balloons and glow in the dark wristbands for your IYC 2011 events. Posters can be downloaded from the main IYC 2011 website

Also, just a reminder about the RSC Chemistry in our Community booklet which may be useful for public and school events.  This also comes with a presentation which can be downloaded here. If you wish to order promotional items or booklets, please email

Announcing an new journal - RSC Advances

RSC Advances is an international journal to further the chemical sciences. This new peer-reviewed journal, published online only, will cover all the chemical sciences, including interdisciplinary fields. Professor Mike Ward, University of Sheffield, UK will lead the expert editorial team. Published articles will report high-quality, well-conducted research that adds to the development of the field. Research that is outside the criteria of the existing RSC journal portfolio will be actively encouraged. The journal is now open for submissions and the first issue will be published mid-2011. Visit for more information.

RSC Books - John Emsley’s latest Bestseller!

A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World

John Emsley
Price £18.99

The world stands at a crossroads. What route to the future should we take? The road to a sustainable future beckons, but what effect will this have on chemistry, which appears so dependent on fossil resources?
This latest book from award-winning science writer John Emsley, with a foreword by C David Garner, deals with the things we regard as essential to a developed lifestyle and which depend on chemistry, namely food, water, fuel, healing drugs and plastics, as well as other areas where its role is less obvious, such as city living and sport.
John is best known for his series of highly readable popular science books about everyday chemistry, some of which have run into multiple editions and printings in the UK, and all of which have been translated into several other languages. You may remember the true crime and chemistry stories of Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases and the reader's journey of discovery into the world of dangerous organic poisons.
A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World explains the roles of chemistry in areas of life ranging from the entirely personal to the global and makes fascinating reading for both scientists and non-scientists alike.

RSC Events Deadlines

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


1154d6edf8dbdfbb528edc6f0de34b08-original-6th.jpgInternational Symposium on Macrocyclic & Supramolecular Chemistry
3 - 7 July 2011
Universityof Sussex, Brighton, UK

Call for poster abstracts deadline:
29 April 2011
Gold: Faraday Discussion 152

4 - 6 July 2011 
Cardiff University, UK

Call for poster abstracts deadline:
30 April 2011

c87cfc81cb638dbcaed29a1343295bbd-original-mc10.jpgMC10 2011: Tenth International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC10)
4 - 7 July 2011
University of Manchester, UK

Call for poster abstracts deadline:  6 May 2011

593831f141eb60e6609231a04a7acda7-original-medchem.jpgResidential School: Medicinal Chemistry 2011
4 - 8 July 2011
Loughborough University, UK

Early bird registration deadline: 1 April 2011
Challengesin Renewable Energy (ISACS4)
5 - 8 July 2011
MIT, Boston, USA

Call for poster abstracts & early bird registration deadline:
6 May 2011

Notices for RSC Groups
  • Dates for your Diary
The dates for the General Assembly 2011 have been announced 11-12 November 2011 in Birmingham, UK. More information will be available in due course.

  • Local Sections
Thank you to all Sections which have responded to the activity report request. These reports have highlighted the breath and depth of work undertaken by the Local Sections. The feedback received will be considered at the April CLS meeting so for those sections which have not yet returned the form, you may wish to forward any outstanding forms to ahead of this agenda item.

  • International Sections

The Hidden Science Map, an interesting new initiative launched by the Science Council (UK), attempts to encourage scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians to tell the world about the science they use everyday. Contributions are welcomed from all over the world and can be uploaded here.
The Hidden Science Map will broaden younger peoples perceptions on the sort of jobs and careers science could lead to by emphasising the the amazing range of different jobs there are out there
. It can also be used to find people in your area!

  • Interest Groups
Interest Group Annual Reports

Please can all Interest Groups Secretaries who have not yet submitted their annual report to Fiona McMillan send them to as soon as possible as they need to be passed on to the appropriate Division Council/Executive by the end of March. Although the requirement to submit these annual reports is set out in the Interest Group Rules it has become apparent that some Groups have not been asked to submit this report in the past. If you have not previously completed one of these reports please don’t hesitate to contact Fiona with any questions.
Interest Group Financial Reports

Please be aware that until the annual financial reports are submitted to the RSC Finance Department Interest Groups will not receive their 2011 grant.

  • Volunteer Visitors

Recently you may have received an invitation to attend New Volunteer Training in the Summer 2011 – if you have not already done so, please contact to let us know if you are able to attend or not

Posted by Anne Horan on Mar 30, 2011 4:11 PM Europe/London

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