Previous Events 2010

A list of previous events held in the Thames Valley local section in 2010.


Xmas Lecture - The Magic of Oxygen (9th December 2010)

'The Magic of Oxygen' was the RSC Thames Valley's Families Christmas Lecture. This fun, explosive and well attended lecture was presented by Mike Batham and Rob James (Open University) at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University.

The Magic of Oxygen

Annual Dinner 2010 (22nd October 2010)

Annual Dinner held at the St Hugh's College, University of Oxford. Our guest speaker this year was Professor Tim Softley. The evening included a tour, drinks reception and dinner.

Annual Dinner 2010 - St Hugh's College, University of Oxford

Aston Pottery (29th September 2010)

A Retired Members visit  took place to Aston Pottery which was well attended. Aston Pottery was founded in 1991 by Stephen and Jane Baughan with the criteria to design and produce a range of kitchen, gift and tableware which can be used every day.  The first photo was taken during the demonstrations of the use of slip casting to produce pottery, and the second photo was when we made use of their products to have cream teas in the cafe.

Aston Pottery

Thames Valley Mixer - 3Bs Reading (14th September 2010)

A well attended Mixer Meeting at the 3Bs Bar & Cafe, Reading. An opportunity for Thames Valley members to network with each other, and meet the Section Committee over a free buffet and drinks.

Mixer meeting at the 3Bs Reading

Annual Guest Evening 2010 - Prof. Robin Wilson 'Lewis Carroll in Numberland' (23rd April 2010)

Prof. Robin Wilson


The 2010 Annual Guest Evening was held at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Blount's Court, Sonning Common, Reading. 

Following drinks on arrival, Professor Robin Wilson presented an entertaining talk titled 'Lewis Carroll in Numberland', which was followed by a hot buffet. 





Lecture - The Healing Properties of Plants (23rd February 2010)

Mr Timothy Walker, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden





A lecture was given by Timothy Walker, Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden, on 'The Healing Properties of Plants'.