The RSC holds a variety of events at The Chemistry Centre, on a wide range of topics related to the chemical sciences. Click on the titles of each event to find out more. 


Test Tubes and Trains

6th December 2012

Colin A. Russell and John Hudson will explain the chemical foundations of the railway industry

  • Performance Science in Olympic and Paralympic Sport

    6th November 2012

    Scott Drawer, Head of R&I at UK Sport, explores British excellence in academia and industry to support sport performance

  • The Date in your Diet

    30th October 2012

    Richard Marshall and Abdollah Ghavami will talk about dates in history, health and the UK Diet. Lunch is included

  • Lorenzo's oil

    16th October 2012

    Film and discussion about two parent’s quest for a cure for their son’s rare inherited disease

  • Our Light Materials

    11th October 2012

    Professor Howard Colquhoun will highlight some of the latest research in the field of materials chemistry

  • From waste to wealth using Green Chemistry

    27th September 2012

    Professor James Clark will talk about waste as an opportunity rather than a problem

  • Chemistry: a key to human progress

    5th July 2012

    Professor, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, President of the American Chemical Society, will talk about the biggest challenge for chemistry today

  • Bringing Science to the Olympics

    14th June 2012

    A GSK sponsored lecture on the role of chemistry in London 2012

  • Poisonous socks

    3rd May 2012

    Stories from the 19th and 20th centuries about chemistry's central role in contemporary culture

  • Alzheimer's disease: treatments on the horizon

    19th April 2012

    750,000 people in the UK have dementia - how will we diagnose and treat them?

  • From test tube to Turner - the role of the chemist in art

    12th April 2012

    Professor Andy Abbott looks at the changes in the artist's pallet from natural pigments through the work of the alchemist and the chemist to the current kaleidoscope of vibrant colours.

  • Soybeans - the world's healthiest food?

    3rd April 2012

    Professor Ian Rowland discusses whether the consumption of soy is a recipe for a long and healthy life.

  • Genetic fingerprinting: past, present and future

    1st March 2012

    Alec Jeffreys will discuss the origins of DNA fingerprinting through to the latest developments and their social impact.

  • Food for thought

    14th February 2012

    Dr Jeremy Spencer examines the role of flavonoid-rich foods which have been shown to promote a healthy heart and improve our mind and mood.

  • Global Transport 2050: scenarios and implications

    2nd February 2012

    Dr Ayed Al-Qahtani, World Energy Council, discusses the results of a year long study into how we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

  • A medicine cabinet in your garden?

    19th January 2012

    Professor Monique Simmonds, Director of Kew Innovation Unit, talks about the use of plants and fungi as sources of sustainably harvested medicines.

  • Next few days to next few decades

    11th January 2012

    BBC Weather presenter and Met Office forecaster Peter Gibbs takes a behind the scenes look at weather prediction.