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Election 2015 – Have Your Say

Jack Melling

As I write this, nominations have been submitted to the independent scrutineers. SCI Members now have important decisions to make with so many elective offices to be filled. This is our opportunity to decide what we want SCI to be.

Homeopathy – science fact or science fiction?

Prof Jayne Lawrence

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.

2015 SCI Elections: Challenges for Candidates

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Like other similar societies we face significant challenges in the next few years to recruit and, importantly, retain members; particularly active members. SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members to steer the long-term direction of the society and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping its future.

Public Evening Lecture: Prof Michael Stephenson - video now available

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SCI welcomed Prof Michael Stephenson to present the January Public Evening lecture to a packed auditorium on 29 January 2015. The video of the lecture is now available for you to view.

AGM 2015 - please use your vote this year!

Jack Melling

Given the number and nature of the vacancies this year the results are likely to help shape the Society for years to come. It is not healthy for SCI to have the election of those who will govern and influence it decided by only 7% of the membership.

AGM 2015 Nominations now open

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SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping the future direction of SCI.

A history of the SCI Ion Exchange (IEX) Conferences

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The first SCI ion exchange conference was held in London in April 1954. This was largely a UK based meeting with 16 of the 20 papers being given by UK speakers. Now an international conference, attracting considerably more papers and delegates, the next conference will be held in July 2016 at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Public Lecture: Dr Dennis Koltsov - video now available

Nanomaterials

The use of nanomaterials such as ultra-fine powders, additives or complex nanostructures used in food and drink products has distinct advantages as well unknown risks and potential public rejection. Find out more by watching the video of the Public Evening Lecture delivered by Dr Dennis Koltsov.

Please Use Your Vote at the AGM 2015

Jack Melling

In most years only some 7% of members use their vote, but given the importance of the forthcoming vacancies for the governance of SCI and the challenges we face, I hope that many more members than usual will participate in the 2015 elections.

SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London

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SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London. The Day of Science & Careers is designed for Early Career People with a particular focus on providing information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science based industries.