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. 


Not just for Christmas

5th December 2013

Making the most of your Christmas tree: a lecture on biofuels

  • Beating the Superbugs

    18th November 2013

    A panel discussion about avoiding an antibiotic apocalypse

  • Fighting Food Fraud - from Hassall to Horsemeat

    7th November 2013

    Dr Duncan Campbell will talk about the historical and current aspects of food fraud and the techniques used to detect it

  • Feeding the 9 billion

    31st October 2013

    Professor Lord Krebs will explain the impact of the rising world population and the challenge of increasing food production to meet the growing demand

  • Cosmetics Chemicals and the Truth

    3rd October 2013

    A panel of speakers within the cosmetics industry will take part in a question and answer session

  • A Hospital Lab that Fits in Your Palm

    5th September 2013

    Professor Japp den Toonder will lecture on the point of care diagnostics

  • The Science of Beer Flavour and Food Matching

    1st August 2013

    Dr Debbie Parker will cover the composition of beer flavour and the contribution of malt, hops and yeast to the flavour of the final beer

  • Inspiring chemistry

    10th July 2013

    Looking through the lens of the 21st century chemist to the world beyond

  • Balancing World Energy Needs

    4th July 2013

    Securing the future achieving a balance between the challenges of the 'energy trilemma'

  • A Bridge to your Sole

    6th June 2013

    Julian Hakes, award winning UK architect explained how he went from, using science and technology, designing buildings and bridges to shoes for London Fashion Week

  • Slippery Secrets

    2nd May 2013

    The hidden science within the life-blood of your car

  • Where the Streets have No Name

    18th April 2013

    Paolo Bellutta, a driver of the MSL rover Curiosity, about what has been done on Mars and where they are going next

  • Joseph Priestley

    4th April 2013

    Among many chemists and historians of science Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is only known as Lavoisier's nemesis, an obstinate defender of the outmoded phlogiston theory

  • Stop Horsing Around with Our Food

    14th March 2013

    A Panel Debate on Food Safety in the UK

  • The Arsonist, the Martian, the Cat and the Coke...

    7th March 2013

    Dr Tony Bristow will look at exciting applications of mass spectrometry and how it is used in ways that directly affect our lives

  • The Silent Tragedy of Skin Disease

    7th February 2013

    Professor Matts describes how skin disease is both highly preventable and amenable to treatment using very basic chemistry

  • Making Sense of Scents

    10th January 2013

    Engage with a panel of experts to learn about the powerful effects that fragrances have on enhancing lives, rehabilitation and triggering reactions and memories