RSC Belgium Forthcoming Events

This page acts as a handy aide-memoire for forthcoming RSC Belgium events and activities. We also post information on interesting events notified to us by colleagues in the Belgian chemical community. Why not bookmark this page to ensure you know what is happening and when?

21 November - Top of the Bench 2015 - BSB
The annual hands-on chemistry competition for teams of school students takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 21 November at the British School of Brussels. We anticipate an exciting competition with a dozen or more teams drawn from schools in Belgium - and perhaps further afield! The winner will represent RSC Belgium in the 'global' final organised in the UK by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

25 November 2015 - Sir Harry Kroto: "Not all who wander are lost"
On the evening of Wednesday 25 November RSC Belgium will host Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto for a talk entitled: "Not all who wander are lost". The title of the lecture is adapted from a poem in the "Lord of the Rings" (All that is Gold Does Not Glitter) by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Sir Harry’s presentation will describe the way basic research just based on curiosity about the way that Nature and the Universe work, without any consideration of any possible applications or any significant importance, just simple personal interest, can lead ultimately to totally unexpected major breakthroughs in understanding. In this case the discovery of a uniquely beautiful molecule, totally new fields of research as well as important applications and finally a solution to a 100 year old fascinating problem in astronomy.

The lecture venue will be the Roi Baudouin C lecture theatre at the Woluwe campus of the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL). Access to the Auditoires Roi Baudouin C (also called ‘auditoires cliniques’) is from Avenue Emmanuel Mounier and via the Rosalind Franklin building. The talk will start at 7:45 pm.

You can find a map of the UCL Woluwe campus here. For more information, please contact RSC Belgium.

February 4 2016 - Cafe Chimique -- Auderghem Cultural Centre 
Our popular annual interactive evening event will discuss society's attitudes to chemistry and chemicals. More details soon.

More information on RSC Belgium
You can also find out about RSC Belgium activities via our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter! To get in contact with the section for more details of forthcoming events, or if you have an idea for a future event, please contact the section via the RSC Belgium email address.

** Indicates an event not organised by RSC Belgium.