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September Networks Newsletter

September Networks Newsletter
  • Change of RSC job role
  • RSC representatives in Industry
  • RSC Books Update
  • Events
Notices for RSC Groups
  • RSC Local Section Secretaries
  • IYC £1000 Challenge Grants
 Change of RSC job role
As many of you may already know, Sarah Harrison has recently left the Member Networks Team having gained a new role at the RSC as Professional Standards Specialist. Sarah will be responsible for Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) status as well as accreditation of company training schemes. Sarah’s position as Member Networks Specialist will be filled in due course but, for the meanwhile, if you have any queries, please send them to:
RSC Representatives in Industry
Student placements and internships can be advertised for FREE on a dedicated Industrial Placement site on ChemistryWorldJobs funded through the National HE STEM Programme.  Please contact the for more information on advertising current placements or getting started with hosting industrial placements.
RSC Books Update
We are delighted to announce that the first title within the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series is now published. Edited by Peter A Williams, Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials covers the source, production, structures and properties of some of the most important biomacromolecules with applications in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. View selected content from the eBook now on the RSC Publishing Platform. Further details about the series can be found at:
Other new books from RSC Publishing include:
The Case of the Poisonous Socks by William Brock
The Biofuels Handbook Edited by James G. Speight
Membrane Engineering for the Treatment of Gases Edited By Enrico Drioli and Giuseppe Barbieri
The Chemistry of Expolosives, Third Edition, by Jacqueline Akhavan.
RSC Events Deadlines

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.
The commercial chemists – creating value outside of the cold!
4 October 2011
Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK
First come, first served
Register today!
From academic polymer research to a commercial removable chewing gum
11 October 2011
Holiday Inn, Bristol City Centre, UK
First come, first served
Register today!
Developing Expertise in Practical Chemistry - for newly and recently qualified chemistry teachers
A series of one day courses  specifically aimed at supporting newly and recently qualified chemistry teachers of 11-18 year olds to be held at several UK locations during October.
Registration  details on the website
Industrial Advisory Boards Workshop
19 October 2011
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Registration  deadline:
10 October 2011
CrystEngComm Symposium: Pharmaceutical Polymorphism
4 November 2011
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Registration  deadline:
21 October 2011
1st PACN Congress on Agricultural Productivity
21 - 23 November 2011
Accra International Convention Centre, Ghana
Registration  deadline:
17 October 2011
Crystallisation – A Biological Perspective:
23 - 25 July 2012
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Call for oral abstracts
30 September  2011            
Inorganic Photophysics and Photochemistry- Fundamentals & Applications: DD13
10 – 12 September 2012
University of Sheffield, UK
Call for oral abstracts
9 October 2011
Notices for RSC Groups
RSC Local Section secretaries
If you wish to order RSC Christmas cards to send out to selected members of your section, please send an email request to by 30 September. Please include the selection criteria of the members (e.g. over 70 or retired) and we will arrange to dispatch the cards and address labels to you at the end of October.
IYC £1000 Challenge Grants
We will be announcing an exciting new project at this year’s General Assembly. The IYC challenge fund will aim to create a legacy for the International Year of Chemistry through multiple grants from the RSC. If you would like to find out more about the project then please get in touch with Andrew Scott (
Posted by Helen Ashman on Sep 28, 2011 4:31 PM Europe/London

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