RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences


Get Involved

Take part in the wonderful world of chemistry. The RSC engages with the public in many different ways: at science festivals, our own public events and lectures series, and national competitions that capture the imagination with creative chemistry

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Chemistry: we mean business

Find out about the role of the chemical sciences in the UK growth agenda and get involved in our campaign.

Join the Community


MyRSC Online Community

Become a member of this highly interactive online community. You will be required to register but do not have to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Cambridge Science Festival

Royal Society of Chemistry STEM Ambassadors

Find out more about becoming an Ambassador and inspiring young people in the chemical sciences.

Take Part

Can we live without E-numbers?

Chemistry Week

A themed week of events run every two years to promote a positive image of chemistry and increase public understanding

Public lecture series

Public events

Join the latest experts in The Chemistry Centre in a variety of exciting and understandable events for the public.

175 Faces of Chemistry

175 Faces of Chemistry

As part of the Royal Society of Chemistry's 175th anniversary celebrations, we will be recognising 175 diverse chemical scientists, as nominated by the community

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Periodic Table of Elements

Discover a wealth of periodic table resources from the Royal Society of Chemistry, periodic table videos, news, games and podcasts

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Chemical Landmarks

RSC's official awards to historical sites in recognition of significant chemical discoveries or research

Chemistry in our Community booklet

Chemistry in our Community

Our booklet illustrating how chemical science is all around our community improving our quality of life



A visual exploration of key events in the history of science with particular emphasis on chemistry


Touring Exhibitions

Hire Visual Elements and SENSE-ational!

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Importance of the chemical sciences

Why are the chemical sciences important? What are the chemical sciences, and why do we campaign to promote them?

Downloadable Files

Presenters - Over 16s and Adults
Royal Society of Chemistry list of recommended presenters suitable for over 16s and adults
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Presenters - Primary and/or Pre Sixth Form
Royal Society of Chemistry list of recommended presenters suitable for Primary and/or Pre Sixth Form
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