October 2012


Halloween chemical prank condemned by Royal Society of Chemistry

30 October 2012

The RSC today condemned a website that suggested spiking food with methylene blue as a Halloween prank

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RSC supports Marblar: crowdsourcing ideas for unused science

30 October 2012

The RSC is sponsoring six challenges on an innovative new platform to find commercial applications for unused scientific discoveries

Foreign Secretary William Hague

RSC presents Foreign Secretary William Hague with unique tie-pin made of electronics waste

23 October 2012

RSC Chief Executive Robert Parker presented the gift at the launch of a report on resource scarcity at the British Embassy in Berlin

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson Science Communication Prize winners attend Westminster award ceremony

22 October 2012

Four schools are celebrating their awards at a ceremony with Bill Bryson in the House of Commons today.

Lesley Yellowlees

RSC President receives Irish chemistry honour

18 October 2012

Professor Lesley Yellowlees has been awarded the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland's Annual Award for Chemistry in memory of eminent women chemist Eva Philbin.


RSC brings science to Stormont for the first time

15 October 2012

Scientists and politicians will come together at today's inaugural Science and Stormont event which also sees the launch of a new RSC initiative: 175 Faces of Chemistry.

Antony Williams

ChemSpider's Antony Williams honoured for making science easier for scientists

11 October 2012

Dr Antony Williams receives the 2012 Microsoft Research Jim Gray Award.

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded for G-protein-coupled receptors

10 October 2012

RSC Immediate Past-President Professor David Phillips comments on this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka.

Lesley Yellowlees

200m is a welcome step, but science needs long-term certainty to aid economic recovery

08 October 2012

RSC President Lesley Yellowlees welcomed George Osborne's announcement today of 200m for research but called on the Conservatives to make a long-term commitment to science.

Jeremy Paxman

BBC Newsnight team to be sent a working fridge, courtesy of the RSC

04 October 2012

The RSC is calling on the public to let us know if they have a fridge-freezer to send to the BBC to re-attempt the Mpemba Effect experiment that failed on Tuesday's programme.

Lesley Yellowlees

Vocational reform is well and good, but where is Labour's commitment to science? asks the RSC

02 October 2012

RSC President Lesley Yellowlees welcomed today's Labour proposal for a technical baccalaureate, but attacked their lack of commitment on investment in science.