The most famous and popular meeting in the Heterocyclic and Synthesis Group calendar is the Lakeland Symposium on Heterocyclic and Synthetic Chemistry held in Grasmere every 2 years, next planned for May 2019.
This has been a fixture of the group's calendar for over 40 years and attracts organic chemists from all over the world to hear some outstanding heterocyclic and synthetic chemistry and enjoy the social interactions the format allows.
The meeting is able to attract top-flight speakers from across the world and is always over-subscribed.
A one-day meeting is held in early January in London and is followed by an AGM. This meeting includes six UK and international speakers.
We also hold a one-day Autumn postgraduate meeting, with a focus on early career researchers, usually at an industrial venue. The day includes plenary sessions, short talks from postgraduate students, a flash presentation session and a poster session.
The Group has enjoyed a long collaboration with the organic chemistry division of the Italian Chemical Society, including a series of joint meetings in alternate years, held in the UK and Italy. This meeting series has now come to an end, but future collaborative activities are planned.