Faraday Discussions

Unique international discussion meetings that focus on rapidly developing areas of chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines.


The Faraday Division have been organising high impact Faraday Discussions for over 100 years.

Michael Faraday at Savoy Place, London, UK, reproduced by permission of Leo Reynolds

Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research.

The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions. The 2012 impact factor for Faraday Discussions is 3.8, emphasising their importance as a forum for developing new ideas.

Our current programme of meetings is more diverse than ever before. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our Faraday Discussions. 

Professor Andrew R Mount
Chair, Faraday Standing Committee on Conferences

Forthcoming Events

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Corrosion Chemistry: Faraday Discussion

13-15 April 2015 London, UK

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly: Faraday Discussion

20-22 April 2015, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA


Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Faraday Discussion

7-9 September 2015, Sheffield, UK

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Supramolecular Photochemistry: Faraday Discussion

15-17 September 2015, Downing College, Cambridge, UK

Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy for Biomedical Applications: Faraday Discussion

21 - 23 March 2016, St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Carbon Capture and Storage: Faraday Discussion

18-20 July 2016, Sheffield, UK

Ultrafast Imaging of Photochemical Dynamics: Faraday Discussion

31 August - 2 September 2016, Edinburgh, UK

Single Entity Electrochemistry: Faraday Discussion

31 August - 2 September 2016, York, UK

Reaction Rate Theory: Faraday Discussion

19 - 21 September 2016,Cambridge, UK

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