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Thames and Kennet Group


SCI's Thames and Kennet Regional Group covers what is arguably one of the most economically vibrant regions in the UK. The region has over 100 universities, further education colleges and research centres. It is the base of operations in the UK as well as Europe for some of the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology and environmental companies. The Group is one of the largest geographical groupings in SCI with well over 500 Members employed across the spectrum of applied science industries and academia.


The Group runs a regular and active programme of events catering to both Members' and general public interests. The Group also organises a number of science theatre-in-education and lecture-demonstration tours to schools in the region. Past events include a visit to Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility in South Oxfordshire, and the coal and gas-fired Didcot power station.

The Group annually awards sixth form students in Oxfordshire and Berkshire who have achieved outstanding academic results in chemistry.


SCI collaborates with a number of organisations. Further details can be found on our Collaborations page.


The Thames and Kennet (TaK) Group is currently very active in Surrey and Berkshire with various activities of scientific and social nature taking place at the University of Surrey, Charterhouse School and the University of Reading. We are writing to you with two pleas:

  • We would like you to join the TaK committee to help improve and extend our involvement with members and the public in our area! The committee meets at the University of Reading and also the University of Surrey. If you would like to join us, please contact Dr Stephen Lenon for more information, on E: stephenl@drugdeliverysolutions.co.uk
  • The group was also previously very active in Oxfordshire and we would like to revitalise our involvement in this area.We would therefore like to hear from you if you are an SCI member who resident or working in Oxfordshire and interested in shaping the scientific and social group activities in Oxfordshire. Please contact our Oxon lead Dr Mary Nnankya on E: nankya@hotmail.com.

If you have any queries about any items listed , or about the Thames and Kennet group in general, our Group Secretary Dr Stephen Lenon, E: stephenl@drugdeliverysolutions.co.uk would be delighted to hear from you and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Social media profiles for this group will be active soon, and you may also join us on Linked In or Twitter to say hello and give us your suggestions for the topics of scientific and social activities you would like to see happen, preferably with your participation.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Relevant SCI Journals

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

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