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?

20 September 2014 - Famous Bruxellois: A Walk led by Sarah Strange 
Brussels has always been a meeting point of celebrities from all walks of life and myriad nationalities. The city boasts 300 foreign embassies, more than anywhere else! Many foreign visitors have left their mark on local and world history and sometimes their impressions of Belgium in writing, but there are many “locals” who deserve to be put in the limelight. In this two-hour walking tour the term “citizen” is used loosely and encompasses those who have just passed through as well as lived in Brussels.

The start point for this Saturday morning excursion will be Bozar entrance facing the Park in Central Brussels at 10h00 and the walking tour will finish around noon.

Cost of participation will be €7.50 per person (no concessions) and the maximum group size will be 20 - so it will be 'first pay, first registered'. Details of how to register will follow in the near future.

2 October 2014 - Bioenergetic Constraints on the Origin and Evolution of Life, Dr Nick Lane, University College London
More details to follow. Nick Lane was on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time' on May 15 with Melvyn Bragg talking about Photosynthesis. Programme details and listen again here.

12 October 2014 - Solvay Public Lectures - Flagey Studios, Brussels
This year's Solvay Public Lectures will feature 2013 Nobel prize winner Francois Englert (ULB) on the Higgs Boson, Conny Aerts (KULeuven) on Starquakes and exoplanets, and Sir Martin Rees (Cambridge) on the Big Bang. Registration will open in September. More information here.

Mid November 2014 - Dr Gordon Leonard, ESRF Grenoble
2014 is International Year of Crystallography and Dr Leonard is one of European leading crystallographers.
More details to follow.

16 January 2015 - Section AGM and Annual Dinner
More details to follow.

27 January 2015 - Cafe Chimique
More details to follow.

10 May 2015 - Waterloo Walk.
2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. To mark the occasion RSC Belgium is organising a Sunday afternoon walk round the British right flank of the battlefield including the Hougoumont farmhouse, starting at 14:30. The starting point will be the Panorama building and will be led by Alasdair White a leading authority on the battle. Further details and costs to be announced.

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, of if you have an idea for a future event, please contact the Section secretary, Tim Reynolds.