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?

13 May 2017 - A weekend visit to the Mariemont Museum and Gardens. We will be visiting the fascinating museum and beautiful gardens at Mariemont on Saturday 13 May. The Mariemont is a dialogue between art, culture, and nature, with unique collections evoking the Orient and the Occident, the past and present, fauna and flora. We will have a two hour Anglophone guided tour around the museum followed by an (optional) lunch in the brasserie. The afternoon will be free to continue exploring the Mariemont and its surroundings. The cost of the tour will be EUR 10 per person payable in advance and the maximum group size is 25 persons - so  it will be ‘first paid, first registered’ - book early to avoid disappointment!

Mariemont includes a 45 hectare park in the style of an English landscape garden; an arboretum; the ruins of Charles of Lorraine’s palace; the museum; major art collections; the most complete collection of Chinese antiquities in Belgium; a tea house and numerous collections from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam; archaeological and historical collections covering everything about the region; rare manuscripts; and many other treasures.

23 May 2017 - Practical Brexit**. The BBCA in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and supported by ING is holding a meeting focused on issues arising from BREXIT. The primary goal of the meeting will be to enable individuals rather than companies or organisations to obtain some guidance on the aspects arising out of BREXIT that may be causing them some concern. The meeting will be held on Tuesday May 23rd at 18.00 at the ING Auditorium, Avenue Marnixlaan 24, 1000 Brussels,

The format to be followed will be a panel of speakers with each giving a short synopsis on one specific area. After all have spoken the floor will be open to everyone to pose questions for the panel to discuss. Tom Parker will be the facilitator of the meeting. To register for this interesting meeting please click here to register. More information here

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).

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.