All Royal Society of Chemistry offices, worldwide, will be closed on Monday 19 September, the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, as a mark of respect to our patron. Our staff will not be expected to work on this day and events due to be held at the time of the funeral have been postponed.
Member-led events and meetings may continue (both internal and external) during the period of mourning, aside from at the time of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The decision to proceed or postpone a meeting is at the discretion of the event organiser. Events of a celebratory nature should be postponed until after the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
At the start of any Royal Society of Chemistry meeting held during the period of mourning, the Chair/Organiser is welcome to use our statement above to set the tone for the event and to ask for a moment of reflection on the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II and her patronage of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Use of social media during the period of national mourning is at the discretion of committee members and, if used, should be entirely sympathetic to the national mood. Official Royal Society of Chemistry posts will be minimised during this period.
Organisers of our member communities can contact the relevant teams for further advice, if required, using the contact form on the left of this page.
We will be respectful to the feelings of others and follow official guidance and protocol. We will make a book of condolence available for our community to sign, in-person at our Burlington House headquarters. Members may wish to send a message via the Royal Family’s online book of condolence.
During the national mourning period, we will not be sending any further communications or marketing messages during the period of Her Majesty’s lying-in-State and until her funeral has taken place.