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Following in Marie Curie's footsteps

Marie Curie

Marking the centenary of her Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Dr Serge Plattard recently presented a lecture on 'The three lives of Marie Curie'. Here we meet them both

Interview with Oliver de Peyer


Dr Oliver de Peyer is a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, and an expert in lab robotics. He also specialises in astrobiology and has worked at NASA in the past.

Blue plaque honour for William Ramsay

Ramsay plaque unveiled

English Heritage unveil a blue plaque dedicated to Sir William Ramsay

The air we breathe


We are all aware of dust caused by industrial processes, but are perhaps less aware of the considerable amount of airborne dust created by nature.

Drugs aren't the problem, Prof David Nutt tells the London Group


Drugs are chemicals that alter brain function so why do we treat some, eg alcohol and nicotine, differently from others, eg heroin and cannabis? This was the challenge that Prof David Nutt posed to the London Group

Farewell to Henry Warson

Dr Henry Warson receives his DSA

SCI regrets to announce that Dr Henry Warson died today in Solihull aged 93.

SCI Award at SET for Britain 2010

Oliver de Peyer and Eric Wharton

Dr Oliver de Peyer led the London Group's involvement in the SET for Britain series of poster competitions and exhibitions in the House of Commons

Arthur Vogel's impact

Arthur Vogel

Owing to the success of this talk, and continued interest in Vogel and his achievements, this lecture was repeated in May 2010.

Winner of Eric Wharton Memorial Prize


Julian Rose, a PhD student at the University of Bath, won the Eric Wharton Memorial Prize given by SCI’s London Regional Group at this year’s SET for Britain, which took place on 8 March 2010.

Chemistry lecture hits the right note

Fred Parrett

On Sunday 11 October 2009, sponsored by SCI’s London Regional Group, the University of Greenwich Big Band explored its swinging timeline of chemical and musical genius in ‘Mixing up chemistry, jazz and big band music’…