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Group News

2015 Spring lectures

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The London Group's lecture series, in partnership with UCL's Chemical Physical Society, returns on Monday 12 January 2015 for the Spring term and boasts a veritable mix of interesting talks and demonstrative lectures.

Applications for SCI Travel Bursaries now open


SCI members who are in the early stages of their career are invited to apply for a travel bursary to attend a conference, or to support travel in connection with their work and development. 

London Group Autumn/Winter Term 2014 Review

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The Autumn/Winter 2014 term has, as usual, been a busy time for SCI's London Group as we strove to fulfil the Group's mission statement of utilising the UK's capital city to publicise science and allow networking opportunities for all.

Transcriptome analysis of cigarette smoke extract - cancelled


Transcriptome analysis of cigarette smoke extract induced TLR2-dependent activation of human cells – Cancelled

Can We Afford NOT to Monitor Priority Pollutants? Conference Presentations

Priority Pollutants

Can We Afford NOT To Monitor Priority Pollutants took place on Wednesday 12 November 2014 at SCI, London and was organised in conjunction with RSC's Water Science Forum.

Society Awards 2015 - Nominations Now Open


SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. Nominations are now open for both awards. Please note that only service to SCI is relevant to these nominations. So, if you know someone who you would like to see recognised for their contribution to SCI, please complete the relevant nomination form using the links below. Please refer to the related guidelines to ensure that you have provided the required information in your nomination.

Royal Institution Tour

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The SCI London Group was privileged to receive a guided tour of the Royal Institution (RI) by Professor Frank James, Professor of the History of Science and Head of Collections at the Institution. The tour took place on Thursday 18 November, starting with a lunch at the RI cafe, and was enjoyed by all.

Beating the Superbugs: Avoiding an Antibiotic Apocalypse

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On 9 October, Prof Christopher Schofield FRS, Head of Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, gave a lecture organised by SCI’s London Group (in association with the New York University London). The main focus of the lecture was the concern of a possible antibiotic apocalypse, a subject that has aroused much interest in recent years.

Fireworks Practice and Principles – Cancelled

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We regret to inform you that the London Group lecture, Fireworks: Practice and Principles, due to take place at UCL on 7 October has been cancelled.

An afternoon at the Royal Institution and a Guided Tour

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A guided tour of Royal Institution, organised by the London Group, takes place on 18 November for SCI members and their guests. The tour covers elements of the history and architecture of the building as well as telling the stories behind some of the exhibition displays.