Structure & Governance
The RSC is the UK Professional Body for chemical scientists and an international Learned Society for advancing the chemical sciences.
Supported by a network of over 47,500 members worldwide and an internationally acclaimed publishing business, our activities span education and training, conferences and science policy, and the promotion of the chemical sciences to the public.
Professor Lesley Yellowlees MBE BSc PhD FRSC FRSE
Dr Robert Parker
RSC Council Members are the Trustees of the RSC and oversee the running of the charity. RSC Council meets five times a year.
A Council Working Group reviewed the effectiveness of the governance of the RSC's science, education and membership activities.
Governance bodies reporting to RSC Council
There are vacancies for elected positions on Council, Boards and Divisions to serve from the AGM on 10 July 2013.
The 2012 AGM was held in Burlington House, London, on 4 July at 17:00.
The RSC has 27 other subsidiary charities covered by its Charity Commission registration
Every year the RSC organises a General Assembly over a two day period
The original Charter was granted in 1848
Following governance reviews approved by Council in 2006 and 2010, the remits of the following governance bodies are subsumed within other governance bodies, as shown.
RSC Boards, Divisions and Committees
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Contact and Further Information
Head of Governance and Legal
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBA
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7440 3303