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Group News

Nanomaterials winner at SET for Britain 2013

Valeska Ting Russell Binions

The most recent SET for Britain event took place on 18 March 2013 and collected together a large number of the UK's brightest (early career) scientific minds.

Joining the STEM ambassadors

school pupil in sicence lab

Ambassadors for STEM subjects - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - can play an incalculable role in inspiring school students to take up science to A level and beyond, as a recent meeting showed.

Diamonds - the science behind the sparkle


Dr Katherine Holt from UCL, spoke on Diamonds: more than just a girl's best friend, for the the third Annual Members' Lunch and Lecture

Scenting the technical fundamentals of perfumery

perfume bottle

Every seat in the lecture theatre was taken for the SCI London Group evening lecture 'Art Meets Science - The Technical Fundamentals of Perfumery' held at the Chemistry Department at University College London, on 20 November 2012.

Hidden garden choc-full of delights

Chelsea Physic Garden

On a glorious Sunday afternoon 30 SCI members and guests enjoyed lunch and a guided tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden, a hidden gem in the centre of London.

SCI Seligman Fellowship Report - Swati Kadam

Swati Kadam

Swati Kadam was awarded a Seligman Travel Bursary in 2012, here she shares her experience visiting UK Universities and Research Organisations.

Water, but not as we know it

dripping tap

Prof Chang describes the long road from Aristotelian element to H2O

Getting SET for success

Russell Binions (left) and Nicholas Love (right)

SET for Britain was founded by the late Dr Eric Wharton in 1997 for early career scientists to engage with parliamentarians and provide a platform to showcase their work in the form of a poster competition. SET, of course, is Scientists, Engineers and Technologists.

Feeding the mind

probiotic drink

A full house squeezed into University College London's Ramsay Lecture Theatre on 10 January to hear Bob Rastall's fascinating talk on a modern controversy: functional foods

Doping Control - an Olympic challenge


The role of the analytical scientist in the forthcoming Olympics was explained to the London Regional Group in a lecture on 24 Jan 2012