March 2012

Susan Solomon

Professor who cut through Scott myths lectures at the Chemistry Centre

30 March 2012

American atmospheric chemist Professor Susan Solomon lectured at the Chemistry Centre on the doomed Scott expedition, the day after the centenary commemoration.

Alistair Brownlee

British triathlon world champion launches 2012 Global Experiment

29 March 2012

Two-time World Triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee launches the RSC's 2012 Global Experiment calling for children around the world to test the effects of sports drinks on athletic...

Professor David Phillips

EPSRC funding a sign of economic importance of science

28 March 2012

The EPSRC's shaping capability announcement is as good a sign as we could have hoped for in tough times for the continued importance of science to the economy, said the President o...

Sherlock Robinson

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Visual Elements

26 March 2012

Sherlock Holmes's forensic detective skills were called into question today as it was revealed this modern sleuth is relying on ancient equipment to solve his latest cases.

Robert Parker

Dementia research funding must translate into better therapies for patients, says RSC chief

26 March 2012

Dr Robert Parker today welcomed the announcement that dementia research funding is set to rise to 66m by 2015.


Olympic nuts beat Bolt

26 March 2012

The prolonged strain and endurance that mark out marathon runners impress kids much more than the demands of the explosive 100 metres.


Big Pharma gets a big lift with GSK investment

22 March 2012

GlaxoSmithKline's announcement it is investing 500m in UK manufacturing gives 'Big Pharma' a huge boost, said the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Robert Parker

RSC chief: 100m investment for university research and cuts to taxes on patents a boost for UK science

21 March 2012

The Chancellor's announcement today of a 100 million fund for investment in scientific research capital costs, and that taxes to patents will be cut, is to be welcomed according t...

Robert Parker

Match rhetoric with delivery, chemistry chief says on eve of Budget

20 March 2012

The 2012 Budget should be an opportunity for the government to match its business growth rhetoric with delivery, according to the chief executive of the RSC.

Keith Smith

Core funding must be increased for Wales to shed Cinderella science image

14 March 2012

The RSC welcomes the initiative to invest additional money in science in Wales through the 'star' system, but concerns remain about funding.

Matthew Powner

UCL researcher strikes gold for chemistry display in Parliament

13 March 2012

Matthew Powner struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of his chemistry research, walking away with a 3,000 prize.

Sherry Rowland

David Phillips on the death of Nobel Prize winning chemist Sherry Rowland

12 March 2012

Frank Sherwood Rowland was a "major force in atmospheric chemistry" who will be much missed, RSC President Professor David Phillips said today.

Lesley Yellowlees

International Women's Day perfect time to celebrate women chemists, says RSC's first ever female President

07 March 2012

The role of women in chemistry finally parallels that of men, according to the Royal Society of Chemistry's first ever female President.

Phone bacteria detector

Mobile phone scanner detects harmful bacteria

06 March 2012

A mobile phone that could detect whether leftovers in your fridge are safe to eat could be heading to an app store near you.

Professor David Phillips

RSC President Professor David Phillips receives the CBE

01 March 2012

Professor Phillips was awarded the CBE for services to chemistry in the Queen's New Year's honours list.