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Past events

"Cooperative Catalysis – From Frustrated Lewis Pairs to Advanced Biofuels"

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Prof Duncan Wass, University of Bristol

RSC Stephanie L Kwolek Award Winner lecture and molecular materials mini-symposium

Monday 10 December 2018

Prof Jeff Moore, University of Illinois, Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro, University of Durham/University of York, Dr Chris Spicer, University of York

“Spectroscopy of organic semiconductors and how one photon can produce two excited states”

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Dr Jenny Clark, University of Sheffield

Disability History Month seminar: "Science stars with a difference: can we learn from disability history?"

Monday 3 December 2018

Prof Robin Perutz and Dr Julia Sarju, University of York

"High Microscale Variability in Raman Thermal Maturity Estimates from Shale Organic Matter"

Thursday 22 November 2018

Dr Aaron Jubb, US Geological Survey

“Probing excited-state molecular dynamics using time-resolved photoelectron imaging”

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Dr Dave Townsend, Heriot-Watt University

Flow/computational mini-symposium

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Dr Steve Christie, University of Loughborough, Dr Natalie Fey, University of Bristol and Dr Richard Bourne, University of Leeds

“Making the invisible visible!Biomolecular complexity probed by IR action Spectroscopy”

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Dr Anouk Rijs, University of Nijmegen

“Undergraduate & Graduate Research-Inspired Green Chemistry Curriculum Development”

Monday 12 November 2018

Dr Andrew Dicks, University of Toronto

Departmental Mini Symposium

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Dr Aneurin Kennerley, Dr Lianne Willems, Dr Jamie Blaza, University of York

"Nuclear Paramagnetic Resonance: A Useful Tool for Molecular Catalysis and Magnetism"

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Prof Markus Enders, Universität Heidelberg

"Palladium Catalysed C–H Activation Reactions" and "Catalytic C-H Amination within Halide Redox Manifolds"

Friday 19 October 2018

Dr Jiri Vana, University of Pardubice and Prof Kilian Muziz, ICIQ

"From Idea to Library: The development of 40,000 Unique Lead-like Compounds"

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Dr Pauline Drouhin, Sygnature Discovery

"Breaking Carbon-Fluorine Bonds with Main Group Reagents"

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dr Mark Crimmin, Imperial College London

Kathleen Mary Stott Prize Winners' Seminar and Year 2 PhD Poster Session

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Alexandra Males, Conor Rankine, Stuart Grange, Anna Zhenova, University of York

'Self-assembled materials for organic electronics' and 'Anionic Domino Ring Expansion: Regio- and Steroselective Access to 9-Membered Lactones'

Monday 17 September 2018

Dr Emily Draper, University of Glasgow and Michaël De Paolis, Université de Rouen

Sustainability Metrics: Tracking, Measuring and Reporting Responsible Innovation

Monday 10 September 2018

Various industrial and academic speakers

Organic / Inorganic Plenary Talks

Wednesday 5 September 2018


"Mechanisms and Application of Ionic Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling Reactions"

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Prof Rylan Lundgren, University of Alberta

Smart membranes - the role of porous frameworks

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Dr Cher Hon (Sam) Lau School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Joint Organic and Inorganic Plenary Talks

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Giacomo Lodovici, Emma Stanbury, Paul Jones, Anders Hammarback, Mina Meseha Chairs: Dr Will Unsworth, Jenny Lewis

Seminar: "From minimalistic peptide-assemblies to novel iodane-mediated reaction methods" and "Iodine production and industrial applications"

Thursday 5 July 2018

Prof. Boris Nachtsteim, University of Bremen and Dr Tatsuo Kaiho, Godo Shingen, Japan

The Green Black: Sustainable Carbon Energy Materials

Monday 18 June 2018

Dr Magdalena Titirici, Queen Mary University of London

"Exploiting Chemistry Probes for Molecular fMRI"

Friday 15 June 2018

Dr Goran Angelovski, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, University of Tübingen

"Understanding and manipulating protein-protein interactions"

Thursday 14 June 2018

Prof Andy Wilson, University of Leeds

"Templated magnesiation of arenes ... in 3D"

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Dr. Charles O'Hara, University of Strathclyde

Beacon Diversity Lecture

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Dr. Vanita Sundaram, Dept. of Education, University of York

"Soil, Spies and Suitcases"

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Dr. Nicholle Bell, University of Edinburgh

Exploiting conformational change: from molecular balances to transmembrane nanodevices

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Dr. Scott Cockroft, University of Edinburgh

The long game of STEM diversification

Thursday 17 May 2018

Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi

Scientific Symposium Celebrating Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Various, with keynote speaker Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University, USA

"Bacterial synthesis of metal nanoparticles" and "Blending synthetic chemistry with synthetic biology to access novel natural products"

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Dr. Louise Horsfall, University of Edinburgh and Dr. Rebecca Goss, University of St Andrews

Microwave Commercialisation Club Workshop

Thursday 26 April 2018

Various industrial and academic speakers

From micro to product – the 50 year overnight Quorn story

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Dr Muyiwa Akintoye, R&D Manager at Quorn Foods, Stokesley

From dust to diversity... adventures in atmospheric science and equality

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Prof. Ellie Highwood, University of Reading

Artificial Metalloenzymes: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Prof. Thomas Ward, University of Basel

JISC EdTech in Higher Education Interactive Award Lecture

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Dr Glenn Hurst, University of York and Verity Nalley, Digi Lab

"On the Move: Molecular Rearrangement and Macroscopic Motion" and "Organometallic Ruthenium Complexes in Catalysis"

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dr Matthew Kitching and Dr James Walton, University of Durham

5th RSC Analytical Biosciences Early Career Researcher Meeting

Thursday 22 March 2018

The meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 2018

Dynamic behaviour and catalysis in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Prof. Lee Brammer, University of Sheffield

6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium

Monday 19 March 2018

Various speakers

Chemical vapour deposition of diamond

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Prof. Mike Ashfold, University of Bristol

New directions in chemistry and physics improve modern molecular imaging

Friday 23 February 2018

Prof. Warren Warren, Duke University

Design of Advanced Materials?

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, University of Liverpool

Assembly Line Synthesis

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Prof. Varinder Aggarwal, University of Bristol

McCamley Lecture: Radiochemistry and molecular imaging of cancer biomarkers

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Prof. Jason Holland, University of Zürich

“Power to the People! Delivering Sustainable Energy Carriers, Platform Molecules and Synthetic Oxygenates”

Friday 26 January 2018

Dr Robin J. White, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

"Knowledge Exchange: the beginning or the end for research?"

Friday 26 January 2018

Dr Sarah Moller and Dr Kirsty High, University of York

An exploration of H-bonding, anion-pi and pi-stacking interactions within ionic liquids

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Dr Patricia Hunt, Imperial College

LGBT STEMinar 2018

Friday 12 January 2018

Various speakers

Seminar archive