Distinguished Guest Lecture


Our main activity is the Distinguished Guest Lecture (DGL) and accompanying symposium, which this year was held on Wednesday 27th March 2019, at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London.

The topic of the 2019 DGL was ‘21st Century Chemistry: Disposing of Our Nuclear Legacy' and the Distinguished Guest was Professor Melissa Denecke. A full report of this event will appear in the July 2019 edition of the bulletin.

Many eminent scientists have accepted the invitation to be the Distinguished Guest Lecturer. For example: Professor Jane Plant (2005), Professor Mario Molina (1999), and Sir John Houghton (2000 and 1993).

Since 2007, this event has been extended from a half-day to a one-day meeting, giving an opportunity for three to four presentations from other invited speakers in addition to the Distinguished Guest Lecture.

Full reports of the DGL and accompanying symposium appear in the bi-annual ECG Bulletin immediately after the relevant DGL and are available <insert link>


Distinguished Guest Lecturer Medal

This medal is awarded to the ECG Distinguished Guest Lecturer

2019 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

27 March 2019, London, United Kingdom. '21st Century Chemistry: Disposing of Our Nuclear Legacy' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2018 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

28 March 2018, London, United Kingdom. 'Biopollution: Antimicrobial resistance in the environment' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2017 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

1 March 2017, London, United Kingdom. ‘Inside the Engine – From Chemistry to Human Health’ was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2016 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

22 March 2016, London, United Kingdom. 'Geoengineering the Climate' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2015 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

24 June 2015, London, United Kingdom. Nanomaterials – Environmental Remediants or Toxicants?' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2014 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

12 March 2014, London, UK. 'Plastic debris in the ocean – solutions to a global environmental problem' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

2013 ECG Distinguished Guest Lecture and Symposium

20 March 2013, London, UK. 'Rare earths and other scarce metals – technologically vital but usually thrown away' was an event held by the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.

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Contact and Further Information

Dr Rowena Fletcher-Wood AMRSC
Distinguished Guest Lecture Convener & Assistant Editor ECG Bulletin