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General News

Homeopathy – science fact or science fiction?

17 Apr 2015

The SCI Cambridge and Great Eastern Group organised a lecture on 19 March on the subject of Homeopathy – science fact or science fiction? The lecture was delivered by Prof Jayne Lawrence (Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London) at the Cambridge Science Festival.

Public Lecture Prof Geoffrey Maitland - video now available

16 Apr 2015

SCI welcomed Prof Geoffrey Maitland to present a Public evening lecture on Fossil fuels and avoiding climate change on 26 March 2015. Prof Maitland reviewed how the energy landscape might evolve over the decades ahead and the challenges we will face if we are to continue, as we must, to use fossil fuels well into the second half of this century.

Young Researchers 2015 call for papers closes on 8 May

13 Apr 2015

SCI Young Researchers in Agrisciences 2015 is the annual one-day event organised by SCI Agrisciences Group to be held on 8 July. The call for offers of 20 minute oral papers, 5 minute ‘flash’ presentations and posters is now open and the programme is filling. Please note that the call deadline is 8 May!

Sense About Science: latest events and activities

13 Apr 2015

SCI is pleased to bring you news from our Collaborative Partner Sense About Science. Sense About Science works with scientists and members of the public to change public debates and to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. Find out about the latest events and activities.

Another successful National Retrosynthesis Competition

07 Apr 2015

In celebration of organic chemistry in the UK, SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group and Young Chemists Panel and the Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group of the RSC are proud to present the National Retrosynthesis Competition, now in its second year.

L8 & HSG274...One Year On

02 Apr 2015

This one–day conference will be held as a follow up to the Health and Safety Executive’s revised publication of ACOP L8 and HSG274 (on the control of Legionnaires’ Disease). The programme will include talks on the revision of the primary Legionella control documents over the past year, the implications for dutyholders and other stakeholders, an epidemiological update on Legionnaires’ and other waterborne diseases.

Horticulture Group Newsletter April 2015

02 Apr 2015

In this month's Horticulture Group Newsletter, you can find out about the significance of the number three for Exmoor National park, why trees grown at an angle produce better biofuels and the availability of grants from DEFRA for LED lighting and controlled atmosphere storage. You can also get the latest details on upcoming events for this sector.

Want to be part of an exciting opportunity?

02 Apr 2015

Want to be part of an exciting opportunity? SCI funded PhD studentship are available from October 2015 for three years. The student will seek a fundamental understanding of colloid structure under flow in liquid crystalline systems. This is an experimental project suitable for someone with a background in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or similar.