The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) national Chemistry Week will run from 3-11 November 2007
Organised by the RSC and its network of 35 local sections, the biannual initiative aims to promote a positive image of chemistry and to highlight areas of our lives where chemistry affects and influences us. As part of the RSC's Fuelling the future campaign, this year's theme is Travel.
The week's programme will feature a variety of national and regional activities designed to show how the chemical sciences offer positive solutions to the energy challenges that must be addressed to reduce the environmental impact of travel (and transport), both now and in the future.
Following the success of the UK roadshow in 2005, a Chemistry Week national tour will visit nine locations starting at Glasgow Science Centre on 3 November and ending in London on 11 November, stopping off along the way at sites such as the National Railway Museum in York, Bristol Airport and the Waterfront Museum in Swansea. The locations have been chosen to highlight the different modes of travel (or related activities) that play an important role in that area and will give a platform for local organisations to demonstrate their technologies. Exhibits on the tour will include several vehicles powered by alternative fuels and technology. Local schools will be invited to some of these locations where the activities and spacing permits. For schools in the London and surrounding areas, a series of lectures will also be run at the Science Museum during Chemistry Week.
For further information on Chemistry Week (including the contact details of your RSC local section's Chemistry Week coordinator) and details on how to get involved visit the RSC website.