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Group News

Public Evening Lecture: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Report: 5th National SCI/RSC Retrosynthesis Competition

5th retrosynthesis group shot

On 16th March 2018, SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel and Fine Chemicals group, in collaboration with RSC’s Heterocyclic and Synthesis group, hosted a celebration of organic chemistry for the final of the 5th National Retrosynthesis Competition. The winners were The Burton Boys from the University of Oxford.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

welder

A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

What a Chemist needs to know about Patents 2018 Papers

Gavel

Conference papers for the recent What a Chemist needs to know about Patents event a SCI are available now.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Research England invests £67m into HE commercialisation

£67m into HE commercialisation

In a bid to drive commercialisation out of English universities, the newly formed Research England have announced that £67m will be invested in 14 collaborative projects between academic and industry partners.

Day of Science and Careers London 2018 Past Papers

Day of Science and Careers London 2017  26 April 2017

Day of Science and Careers London took place at SCI, London on 27 March 2018. There were a number of high quality talks, discussions and networking sessions, with a range of speakers from academia, industry and business.