The Royal Society of Chemistry
With over 50,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.
A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.
In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.
We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating inclusion and diversity. We understand that the success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people regardless of who they are or their background.
We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity.
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The roadmap to a sustainable future for polymers
The RSC’s polymers in liquid formulations task force is laying out the innovations needed to deliver biodegradability and circularity
Sustainability applies to all polymers, not just plastics
How the RSC’s task force on polymers in liquid formulations is making progress
Belonging and connection – Building a better chemistry culture
Explore ways to foster the feeling of belonging within the chemical sciences
How polluting is plastic?
Find out the impact plastic waste has on the natural environment, from both the chemical, and microbial point of view, and how natural processes can be used to deal with plastic waste and convert into value-added products.
Is chemical recycling of plastics the future?
Join us to find out how the existing recycling system works, where we are with chemical recycling, and the opportunities and challenges it presents for the future of recycling
Nature and mental wellbeing – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us to discuss the mental health benefits of spending time in natural environments, and the inequalities that can prevent access
Should we design biodegradable plastics?
Join us to find out how chemists design plastics for biodegradability, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that these new materials present on our journey to a more sustainable future
Chemistry pedagogy for a modern world
The Royal Society of Chemistry has taken a new approach to teaching higher education students the fundamentals of maths and stereochemistry, putting students themselves at the heart of the process
LGBT+ inclusivity – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us to discuss how the chemical sciences can best support and retain LGBT+ individuals
Celebrating Black History Month
Join us as we recognise and celebrate Black individuals and their contributions to the chemical sciences
Trust in peer review
As Peer Review Week 2020 begins, an organiser and contributors to the system share insight on what a healthy scholarly review ecosystem looks like
Change, uncertainty and resilience – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us as we discuss ways to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and change
Tackling bullying and harassment – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us as we discuss ways to tackle bullying and harassment in the chemical sciences
Welcoming a new era: A time for digital scientific discovery
Robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning are evolving chemistry practice. The Royal Society of Chemistry has a plan for harnessing our increasingly digitalised world
Managing isolation – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us to explore the impact of isolation and ways to cope with loneliness
Flexible working – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us to explore the challenges and opportunities that come from flexible working environments
Kindness – Building a better chemistry culture
Join us to explore the role kindness can play in making chemistry more inclusive and protecting mental health
Righting science’s recognition wrongs
Carbon’s tetrahedral bonding pattern is a chemistry cornerstone, but few can name the scientist who provided experimental proof for the concept
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Whether exploring the elements or the science of technology, chemical scientists improve health, the environment and daily life
Celebrating the IYPT in style
To mark the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT), the Royal Society of Chemistry led and supported community activities, educational initiatives and celebratory events globally in 2019