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Joanne Lyall awarded Honorary SCI Membership

Joanne Lyall

SCI is pleased to announce that Joanne Lyall has been awarded an SCI Honorary Membership. Joanne was Executive Director at SCI from June 2010 - November 2013.

London Group announce compelling spring 2016 lecture series

London Skyline

It’s a new year and a new term of lectures for SCI’s London Group. The London Group lecture series returns for the Spring Term at UCL from 12 January and sees a range of lectures taking place over the next couple of months.

SCI Scholars turn into entrepreneurs

College of Scholars Day

The 2015 College of Scholars day was held on 2 December 2015. This year we introduced a workshop challenge, whereby participants were asked to plan an event or activity to promote SCI to their colleagues and network of contacts on returning back to work or study.

DSA and Lampitt Nominations 2016 - Submit Your Nomination by 19 February 2016

DSA and Lampitt Awards

SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. The Lampitt Medal honours members who have given their own gifts of time, leadership, vision and enthusiasm to more than one area of the Society's activities. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is given to members of the Society who have contributed significant and sustained service to at least one element in the SCI structure for ten years or more.

Prof Lovestone lecture - video now available

Big Data

SCI welcomed Prof Simon Lovestone to present a Public Evening Lecture on whether big Data offers a possible solution for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease on 13 October 2015. |The video of the lecture is now available.

Dr Peter Wothers, Cambridge University explores Atomic Orbitals


On 15 October 2015, chemistry students of Charterhouse School were very lucky to welcome Dr Peter Wothers, the Director of Studies in Chemistry at St Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge where he presented his lecture The Atom.

Fireworks and Waterworks


Dr Andy Szydlo gave his fantastic Bonfire Night Spectacular Chemistry lecture - ‘Fireworks and Waterworks’ - on the 5 November at the University of Cambridge. The event was held by the SCI Cambridge and Great Eastern Group, and Dr Szydlo dazzled, entertained and educated his audience with a series of spectacular science demonstrations, including some new ones.

Final call for nominations for the 5th Polymer International IUPAC Award

Polymer International

SCI, on behalf of Polymer International, SCI’s polymer journal published in association with Wiley, is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 5th Polymer International IUPAC Award. The deadline is 30 October 2015, so please submit your nominations before then.

Introducing the 2015-17 SCI Scholars


SCI is pleased to announce the 2015 - 2017 Scholars! We are looking forward to working with them over the next two years and hearing how an SCI Scholarship has helped shaped their future.

Introducing SCI Scholar, Angelica Orsi

Angelica Orsi

Angelica Orsi was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2015. She completed her MChem studies at the University of St Andrews, where she subsequently joined the research group of Professor Paul Wright for her PhD. Here, she tells us about herself and her research project.

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