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?

16 September 2017 - Het Anker Brewery, Mechelen - We are organising a trip to the Het Anker Brewery in Mechelen on Saturday 16 September. The tour will be in English and will start at 12 noon. The brewery is home to the famous Gouden Carolus dubbel beer (a recent World Champion beer) and a range of other brews - and even a whiskey. The tour will last around 90 minutes and includes a beer tasting. For those that wish to, after the tour, we can book a table for lunch at the Brewery's brasserie. The maximum number for the Brewery Tour is 25 and the cost will be EUR 7.50 per participant, payable strictly in advance with our usual first paid, first reserved system. Please indicate if you want to stay on for lunch too.

27 September 2017 - Energetic Chemistry - We are rearranging this demonstration lecture with Matt Andrews of NATO involving some of the more ‘vigorous’ aspects of chemical reactions for September. It will also be the evening when we present the prizes for our Annual Chemistry Challenge for school students. Venue: BSB (details tbc).

24 October 2017 - CRISPR and Genetic Engineering with Prof Bernard Hallett of UCLouvain. This evening public lecture will cover the new and revolutionary CRISPR technique that can precisely manipulate genes and holds great promise for new therapeutic treatment and much, much more. Venue BSB - details tbc.

23 November 2017 - Becki's Adventures in the Caribbean - Our own Section Secretary will talk to us about her recent travels and work on archaeological sites in the sunny Caribbean. Its a terrible job, but someone's got to do it! Venue BSB - details tbc.

2 December 2017 - Curling in Kent**. RSC Belgium has been invited to join in with RSC Kent's annual curling event! The venue is Fenton's curling rink near Tunbridge Wells in Kent - the only curling rink in England - and costs £25 per person, which includes a hot lunch and two hours of curling. Meet at 12h30 at the venue for lunch with the fun on the ice commencing at 14h00. For more information contact RSC Belgium - we need to submit numbers by 29 October!

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.