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Celebrating the legacy of Michael Faraday

This week we celebrated the anniversary of the birth of Michael Faraday, perhaps one of the most prolific and influential scientists who ever lived, and whose ground-breaking research into the relationship between electricity and magnetism ultimately led to the invention of the electric motor.

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Under the covers

Our series on the research and artistic inspiration behind journal covers continues with a tale of alchemy, Greek mythology, and gold catalysis.

Cross-continental collaboration

The UK and Europe made a commitment to explore possible joint international collaborations with China on areas of mutual interest in medicinal chemistry, during a signing ceremony at the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC).

British Science Festival finishes in style

Rain and high winds could not dampen spirits on the closing night of the British Science Festival, as a beach party and fireworks display moved indoors

Changing careers

Clare Viney reflects on 16 years with the Royal Society of Chemistry as she moves to take up her new position as CEO of the careers research organisation CRAC

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