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?
**26 November 2014 - Fifth NARC-IOCD Symposium for the Dissemination of Chemical Knowledge. An all-day symposium taking place at the Universite de Namur and featuring a variety of renowned speakers from Germany and France including Nobel Laureate Prof Jean-Marie Lehn. More details and free, mandatory registration can be found here: https://www.unamur.be/recherche/5d-narc-iocd-symposium.
** 29 November - Fifth Greenlight for Girls (G4G) Day in Brussels. This great event for young women is taking place at the International School of Brussels on Saturday, November 29th from 9am to 4pm! In addition to the usual sci-fun G4G is bringing back our most popular workshop in The Big Bang lab, adding a Physics Fun Lab for all the girls to participate in, continuing with the signature labcoat decorating, and teaching the girls how to combine Chemistry and Art! Not to mention the Bath Bombs experiment, a DNA fingerprinting workshop and much, much more. More details here.
11 December 2014 - Innovative Chemistry and the Paper Industry - Marco Mensink of CEPI
Marco Mensink, Managing Director of CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries) will present the results of the “Two Team Project” competition to identify breakthrough technology concepts that can give the paper industry the required dynamic for a successful sustainable future in Europe. Eight breakthrough concepts were identified including the use of deep eutectic solvents and supercritical CO2 and the talk provides a fascinating insight into how fundamental principles of chemistry can help an industry face up to the challenges of the future. This event will take place at the British School of Brussels.
16 January 2015 - Section AGM and Annual Dinner
Les Amis Dinent restaurant - more details to follow.
27 January 2015 - Cafe Chimique on Climate Change
At Auderghem Cultural Centre - more details to follow.
26 February 2015 - Fantastic Plastic - Dr Averil Macdonald of Reading University
At BSB - 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.
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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.
** Indicates an event not organised by RSC Belgium.