Welcome to the Manchester Section, the oldest Local Section after Liverpool, both of which were formed in 1918.
The Manchester Section serves the area of Greater Manchester and outlying areas, such as High Peak, Macclesfield and Northwich and Rossendale. Within the district there are four universities, several further education colleges and a still significant chemical industry. The Manchester Local Section seeks to engage with and support its members with any activity that aims to advance the chemical sciences, from all sectors that it serves.
What do we do?
The Committee seeks ways to promote chemistry and provide interesting events for members and their families. We seek to fund events that range from schools lectures, demonstrations and competitions, skills training for teachers, scientific lectures and competitions for undergraduates, public lectures, social activities, charitable and professional affairs.
The Committee also supports RSC initiatives such as Chemistry Week, Chemistry at Work, My Next Move, careers and employment guidance, and retirement seminars.
I have an idea, how can I get it funded?
If you're a member who would like to organise an event within the Manchester region, please fill out the proposal form and email to the Local Section secretary, who will present your project to the committee at the next available meeting.
How is the committee structured?
The Local Section is structured into five separate sub-committees, each with a specific remit covering Scientific, Educational, Professional, Social and Younger Members activities, so there is ample opportunity for any RSC chemist to help as a Committee and/or a sub-committee member.
I'd like to see what the committee does?
If you're interested in becoming more involved with the RSC or the Local Section, members are welcome to attend our committee meetings, which are hosted four times per year in the John Dalton Buildig at Manchester Metropolitan University. Please complete the contact form below.