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London Group


SCI's London Regional Group is currently the largest of all SCI regional groupings with c.1000 members in Central and Greater London, the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Kent and Sussex. The majority are based in the region and are employed in the chemical, pharmaceutical and allied industries. There are also a good percentage of Members in education and academia.


The Group has a long and continuous history and was established shortly after the foundation of the Society itself in 1881. Its first Chairman was Sir Frederick Abel, the co-inventor of cordite.

The Group's geographical remit includes more than 60 universities and colleges, the City of London, Westminster and Parliament (of which there are 160 local Members of Parliament), headquarters or London offices of some of the largest industrial companies in the world, and a plethora of science museums, galleries, and societies or associations.
The Group organises a regular and dynamic schedule of activities throughout the year in keeping with its Mission Statement 'Utilising our capital city to publicise science and allow networking opportunities for all.' The broad-based programme of general interest and specialist events attracts a wide range of attendees - from students and families to science professionals and politicians.


The London Group regularly collaborates, and has associations with, the following organisations:


If you are looking for a way to become more involved with SCI, you might want to consider becoming one of our active volunteers.

SCI volunteers work at the heart of SCI. As a volunteer, you will create and strengthen your skills, interact with people from different backgrounds, gather new and experiences and build your confidence and credibility.

Find out more about some of the work of SCI volunteers:

Claire Skipper joined SCI in 2011. She was elected as an ordinary member of the London Group Committee in 2012 and became Chair of the London Group in 2013. more

Relevant SCI Journals

SCI journals cover a variety of topics. More details can be found on our Journals page

SCI Members are entitled to receive Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine direct to their door.C&I magazine includes articles on a host of interesting articles. More.

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