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Group News

London Canal Museum Visit

canal museum

The London Group is organising a visit to the London Canal Museum for SCI members and their guests on Saturday 21 June for only £11 a head.

Chemistry comes out on top at SET for Britain 2014

Derek Heywood and Maria Jose Marin Altaba

The most recent SET for Britain event took place on 17 March 2014, sponsored by Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

Fizz Pop Whizz Bang! postponed to 1 April

cinema film

We regret to inform you that the London Group lecture, Fizz Pop Whizz Bang! which was due to take place this evening at UCL has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and will now take place on 1 April.

The anarchic rise of the Science Museum - Christmas talk with mince pies

Science Museum

With Christmas fast approaching, the Construction Materials Group will soon be holding its informal seasonal event. This year, we have teamed up with the London Group and secured the services of Ben Russell, curator of mechanical engineering at the Science Museum. He will tell the fascinating story behind the creation of the world's pre-eminent museum of science and technology.

A private visit to the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology

Grant Museum

The SCI London Group was privileged to receive a private visit to the UCL Grant Museum of Zoology with a guided presentation by Mark Carnall, the Museum Curator, on 12 Nov 2013.

Andrea Sella lecture postponed

rare earth oxides

The London Group's Andrea Sella: Terra Rara -The Strange Story of Some Political Elements lecture scheduled for Friday 25 October has been postponed until Spring 2014.

London Group lecture series

tube train

New London Group Events online: Talks from Andrea Sella, Mark Miodownik, Steve Jones and More!

The Choshu Five - bringing chemistry to feudal Japan

Back row left to right Kinsuke Endo, Masuru Inoue, Hirobumi Ito.Front Row left to right Kaoru Inoue, Yozo Yamao

The London Group's talk on the history of the Choshu Five forms part of a series of events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of their arrival in the UK.

Fostering Collaboration - who does what, and how we can we get together?

solar panels

As the newly appointed Chair of the London Group, I am keen to find out more about SCI activities in the region and report back below. I attended the University of Greenwich Research Symposium of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, where SCI sponsored the poster session.

London group's visit to the Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret, Southwark

operating theatre

The London group's visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum in Southwark on 22 May 2013 included a fascinating tour of the museum, a talk by herbalist Karen Howell, and a drinks reception.