RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences


 

Our history


A Brief History of the Royal Society of Chemistry

In 1980, The Chemical Society; The Society for Analytical Chemistry; The Royal Institute of Chemistry and The Faraday Society became the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The Coat of Arms

Armorial bearings have been granted to the Society under Letters Patent issued by the College of Arms. 

Nobel Prize Winners

Past members of the Royal Society of Chemistry (and Chemical Society) who have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The History of Burlington House

Since 1857, Burlington House has been the dignified home of the Royal Society of Chemistry (originally called The Chemical Society) and five other societies

The President's Badge of Office

The badge worn by the President was inherited from the Royal Institute of Chemistry and modified to carry the name of the Royal Society Chemistry.

Past Presidents

Presidents of the Royal Society of Chemistry and its precursors from 1841 to date.