Future Faraday Discussions
Find full details about forthcoming discussions, including information on submitting an abstract, registration and the scientific programme on our Events pages or register your interest in upcoming meetings.
If you are unfamiliar with the Faraday Discussions format, please read the information provided in our Faraday Discussion faqs.
Suggest a Discussion
We welcome proposals for new Faraday Discussion meetings in rapidly developing areas of the physical sciences, with a focus on physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines. If you have an idea for a topic and would be willing to act as the scientific committee chair, please get in touch with the Editorial Office here to discuss the requirements.
Following the initial discussion, we will ask you to complete and submit a New Faraday Discussion Proposal Form, to enable the Faraday Standing Committee to evaluate your proposal in detail with a view to guaranteeing a high-quality meeting. As part of this process, it is common for the Committee to request revisions to your proposal.
You may submit your proposal at any time by emailing your completed form to the Secretary. While there are no official calls or rounds, the Committee meets three times per year (typically February, May and September) and will evaluate new and revised proposals received by the Secretary no less that two weeks before each committee meeting. Adhering to these deadlines and submitting revised proposals in good time will help and ensure that your proposal is evaluated promptly, and the meeting consequently takes place in a timely manner.
There is the opportunity in the form to request a date for the meeting. This should typically be two or three years out, to take account of the time required to revise the proposal, to plan the meeting once approved, and accommodate your meeting in the schedule of upcoming meetings. We typically organise between 6-10 Discussion per year, usually scheduled at least 24 months in advance. While we try to hold your meeting on your preferred dates, we reserve the right to discuss alternative dates with you.
Buy an individual volume
Each Faraday Discussions volume is published in the form of a book. Copies can be purchased from our Online Bookshop.
Spiers Memorial Lectures
The Spiers Memorial Award was first presented in 1929 and ran until 2020. It was awarded to an individual who made an outstanding contribution to the field of a Faraday Discussion. Each Spiers Memorial award winner acted as the introductory lecturer to a Faraday Discussion, and up to 2 awards could be awarded per calendar year.
In 2020, as part of a series of changes introduced following an independent review of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s recognition programmes, this award evolved to the Spiers Memorial Lecture, to be given by the introductory lecturer at each Faraday Discussion meeting. Each lecturer will also receive a token of recognition.
A collection of all the past and present Spiers Memorial Introductory Lectures can be found in our themed collection.