Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group

RSC Macrocycles & Supramolecular Chemistry Group

The Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.


This is an interdisciplinary group for chemists interested in any aspect of macrocyclic chemistry or supramolecular chemistry.


The Group holds an annual two-day scientific meeting in December or January and an annual one-day early career scientific meeting the summer. In 2017, the annual scientific meeting was combined with the International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Symposium held in July in Cambridge. Accordingly, the early career meeting will be held in December 2017.


Bob Hay Lectureship
This prestigious lecture is given annually by a younger chemist working in the area of macrocyclic and/or supramolecular chemistry in its widest sense. The winner is selected by the group committee and presents the Bob Hay lecture at the next annual scientific meeting. 

RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group Thesis Award
The group presents an award for final year and recently graduated PhD students working in the field of macrocyclic and supramolecular chemistry. The winner is selected by the group committee and invited to give a talk at the next annual meeting in addition to receiving a prize of £100.

Further information on both awards can be found on our awards page.


Further information about the awards presented by the RSC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group.

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Join this Interest Group

If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

Annual Report 2018
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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141