24 July 2012
In this year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, I have received a number of queries about SCI's royal connections.
SCI was founded in 1881 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1907. To view our current charter, bylaws and rules, visit the link below.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used to be a patron of the Society but she relinquished her patronage of a number of societies, including SCI, many years ago.
SCI representatives are still invited to attend Royal Garden Parties on special occasions, such as this year. Since 1881, SCI has been connecting chemical and related sciences with business to encourage innovation.
Our founding members were movers and shakers of their era, including the first SCI President Sir Henry Roscoe, the distinguished academic and politician; the industrialist with global interests Ludwig Mond; Heinrich Caro who was a major player in the rise of BASF; and Indian manufacturer and merchant, Sir Dorabji Tata. Today, our members continue the vital collaboration between science and industry to foster innovative products and processes to solve societal challenges, create economic wealth and ensure a sustainable future.
We can be proud of our efforts and I encourage you to promote SCI to others who can contribute towards our goals.
Active members are the lifeblood of SCI, gaining skills and connections which will help their career, while building a better future for all.