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Group News

SCI welcomes Paul Booth OBE as President

Paul Booth

Paul Booth OBE begins his second spell as SCI Honorary President on 3 July 2019, succeeding Neil Carson OBE, who has carried out the duties of the post outstandingly since 2015.

Meet SCI’s 2019 DSA and Lampitt Medal winners

Alan Baylis Lampitt

Three Society Member Recognition Awards were awarded at the 138th SCI AGM, held on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at SCI HQ.

Digital Talks 2019: Transforming Industry Together

Siemens Digital talks

On 11 June 2019, 1,000 professionals from several major industries came together at the Siemens’ ‘Digital Talks’ event to hear 37 expert talks on digital transformation.

Report: Parliamentary Links Day 2019

Portcullis house

SCI CEO, Sharon Todd, spoke at Parliamentary Links Day on 25 June – an event that aims to connect policymakers and scientists – alongside Science Minister Chris Skidmore and Shadow Industrial Strategy Minister Chi Onwurah.

SCI event highlights threat of plastic pollution

Plastic pollution

In a drive to reduce global plastic pollution, we are continuously developing plastic reduction strategies to create scalable solutions to the issue. The SCI Environment, Health & Safety group’s event on plastics highlighted recent, innovative breakthroughs in the field and society growing involvement in sustainable activities driven by impactful behaviour changes over the last couple of decades.

138th AGM: Voting update

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This year all candidates nominated for governance positions are elected unopposed therefore voting is open to vote on the other resolutions only. These include the 2018 financial statement and 2020 membership fees.

Climate change complicates the future fate of Antarctic species

Marine species in the Antarctic face climate change threat

Since the middle of the 20th century, there has been a decline of 2-5% of oxygen concentrations in open ocean and coastal waters. This change disrupts the distributions of marine species, posing terrible new threats to marine life.

Delivery plans for UKRI outline 2.4% GDP ambitions

Lightbulb - innovative idea

UKRI and its nine councils have published Delivery Plans that detail how the UK will meet its 2.4% GDP target by 2027 and ensure that world-leading research and innovation is fostered.

Caroline van den Brul – The Story of Science Communication through the Lens of the BBC


On Wednesday 27 November 2019, Caroline van den Brul MBE will look at the challenges and rewards of balancing information, education, entertainment, and statistics when communicating science to the public.

Journal Highlights: April 2019


Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. To view the full range of SCI's journals, visit our Publications page!