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SCI's Vision is to be where science meets business.

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SCI's governance structure ensures that an appropriate range of skills and experience exists within the Board of Trustees and there is an open line of communication between trustees and the directors and managers running the day-to-day business of the Society.


Colloid chemists at SCI Headquarters, Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PS

SCI was established in 1881, by a prominent group of forward thinking Scientists, Inventors and Business people; with founder members going on to set up major businesses producing many of the daily products we recognise today.

An Introduction to SCI

SCI Introduction

Charitable Objectives

The charitable objectives of the Society, as specified in the Charter, are to advance the science of applied chemistry and related sciences for the public benefit.